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Re: Security problem with GRUB 0.91

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Security problem with GRUB 0.91
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 08:17:15 +0900
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At Mon, 21 Jan 2002 17:33:28 -0500,
Aaron D. Marasco <address@hidden> wrote:
> I am guessing this problem exists in other versions also. If I go to a 
> password protected menu option, I can happily press 'e' and see the 
> password if it is plaintext. Even worse, I can choose the password command 
> line and then delete it ('d') and then boot ('b') without the password 
> prompt ever coming up.

I don't think it is a problem. If you don't protect the menu interface
itself, you can always run whatever with the command-line
interface. So it doesn't make sense to protect only entries anyway. It
is something like you set passwords for ordinary users but not for


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