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To: "Linux" <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Root Password
From: Raj Mathur <raju@sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 07:34:20 +0530 (IST)
In-reply-to: <001401beebfc$4eab7ce0$a5fab3d1@billholmes>
References: <001401beebfc$4eab7ce0$a5fab3d1@billholmes>
Reply-to: raju@sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
I normally wouldn't reply to an HTML message, but this is a special
case.

Run the attached exploit to get a root shell, set TERM and edit
/etc/passwd or /etc/shadow and remove the password.

[Exploit suppresed]

Regards,

-- Raju

>>>>> "William" == William Holmes <palsoft@earthlink.net> writes:

    William> [1 <text/plain; iso-8859-1 (quoted-printable)>] I just
    William> got a O2 system and the root password is set and I have
    William> no idea what it is. System runnig fine with IRIX 6.3 but
    William> no CD'S. I know this doesn't have any thing to do with
    William> LINUX but can some one help?

    William> Thanks In Advance

    William> William Holmes [2 <text/html; iso-8859-1
    William> (quoted-printable)>]

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