William R Ward bill at wards.net
Tue Jul 23 16:06:16 EDT 2002

"Jeff Kennedy" <jlkennedy at amcc.com> writes:
> Overwriting a file is less of a concern (I have backups and they would
> be fired).  The real issue is getting a root shell, with all the
> priveledge it provides.  As long as they can *only* edit files and not
> break out into an open root environment then I'm ok with that.

Ah, but they can edit /etc/passwd (or /etc/shadow as appropriate) from
rvim, change root's password to empty string, and save the changes...


William R Ward            bill at wards.net          http://www.wards.net/~bill/
    "When it comes to humility, I'm the GREATEST!" -- Bullwinkle J. Moose

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