[maemo-users] Getting root on OS2008

From: Ari Yrjölä ayrjola at nospam.invalid
Date: Sun Dec 30 18:40:31 EET 2007
"Andrew Flegg" <andrew at bleb.org> writes:

> On Dec 30, 2007 12:42 PM, Ari Yrjölä <ayrjola at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> writes:
>> >  1. Enable the Maemo Extras repository
>> >  2. Install openssh
>> >  3. Define a root password (openssh's installer prompts you for this)
>> Doesn't ask anything here with N800.
> There seem to be a couple of different openssh packages. Only one
> asked me to enter a new root account password, the other was more
> "traditional".

Ach. I think there was some other openssh in extras-devel, but it
refused to install. Cannot see it there now. Maemo-extras has
version 1:4.6p1-5maemo3, which doesn't ask anything.

I used dropbear-ssh with OS2007, and getting root was easy, as root's
password was always 'rootme'. Dropbear installer didn't say anything
about this huge security hole though.

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