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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006208Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-03-23 08:12
Reporteranarhy Assigned Torhertzog  
PriorityurgentSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006208: Root user blocked by update, unable to access root account, MAJOR BUG
DescriptionHello!

I was unable to use my root account after the recent upgrade. I find in the logs that this is caused by the file at /etc/pam.d/gdm-password where I needed to comment out the 3th line.

#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success

This is a critical, major bug which can lock out thousands who use root account and have no other with sudo permissions. Lucky that we have recovery mode where the root password is accepted and possible to edit the /etc/pam.d/gdm-password file.

Login, is impossible with root account, only in recovery allowed.

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rhertzog

2020-03-23 08:12

administrator   ~0012508

This is normal, we announced that we no longer support root user on new installations. You were invited to create a user account and that account has sudo rights.

https://www.kali.org/news/kali-default-non-root-user/

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-03-21 11:39 anarhy New Issue
2020-03-23 08:12 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2020-03-23 08:12 rhertzog Status new => closed
2020-03-23 08:12 rhertzog Resolution open => won't fix
2020-03-23 08:12 rhertzog Note Added: 0012508