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Oracle Linux: Any user can login with any random password (Doc ID 2220798.1)

Last updated on MAY 04, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Any user including root is able to login with any random password.

ssh root@<HOST>
root@<HOST>'s password: <=using not valid password "XXXXXXXX" (or any other)
Last login: Fri May 6 08:12:53 2016 from



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