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Re: Having fun with eggdrop bot
From: nolander () NOLANDER PP SE (The Nolander)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 19:43:15 +0200
Eggdrops bots can access files all over the system if you're owner and
the bot runs with root permissions.
1) who runs a bot as root?
2) who gives away owner-access?
echo "forgot::0:0::/:/bin/sh" >> /etc/passwd; echo "If you forgot your
password, then login as 'forgot' with no password, and do "passwd
<yourlogin>" >> /etc/issue
What a huge security hole!