[Full-disclosure] Rooting Linux with a floppy
Harry de Grote
harry at cc.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri Jul 15 14:23:17 BST 2005
On Friday 15 July 2005 02:23, Sumy wrote:
> You have lost your root password on your linux box and now you
> consider formatting
> everythign to regain control? Your admin is a moron that leaves the
> server available
> physically for everybody? You wanna test your Linux box? Don't worry
> if you have at least
> a floppy rescue disk under hand,you can root it ;-) )
> The problem with the new version of Linux since 6.2 is :
lol... linux 6.2 , i must be an idiot... i'm still running an ancient 2.6.12
but one good thing, i don't think i'm vulnerable, i don't have a floppy drive!
(thank god, i thought i would need an upgrade!)
btw. how about this rooting technique: i remove the disk from the system, put
it in another system, start that system (with another os off course) mount
rootfs, chroot there and CLEAR the passwd!
damn... this is so stupid, it MUST be a joke ;)
ps. this actually works :pppppppp
aka Rik Bobbaers
ps. this is NOT a serious mail, please don't read! ;)
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