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I am having a problem, I have one server, I have my root account, but some other co worker has an ssh login, still... I have no so much experience and I dont know what I could do to block him to become super user or execute some jobs only with that user, what do I need to block to avoid that?

I am using Debian Linux.

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To be able to do so would be a huge security risk... – vonbrand May 16 '13 at 10:58
yes, and im trying to avoid that, I installed a root kit hunter, but I dont know if are other ways (for some reasons i can't delete his user) – juan May 16 '13 at 10:59
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Just keep the root password secret and remove him from the sudoers file. Also make sure to use a kernel not affected by this new exploit: ;)

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If i am not using sudo, only su- is possible he could make me some damage through his user? – juan May 16 '13 at 10:58
if he don't know the root password he can't - but you have to be careful that all your chmods are set cirrectly. maybe you want to lock him up inside a chroot? – Pascal Schmiel May 16 '13 at 11:18
thats a pretty nice idea! thank you – juan May 16 '13 at 13:17

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