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--- a/modules/pam_securetty/README
+++ b/modules/pam_securetty/README
@@ -7,7 +7,9 @@ DESCRIPTION
pam_securetty is a PAM module that allows root logins only if the user is
logging in on a "secure" tty, as defined by the listing in /etc/securetty.
pam_securetty also checks to make sure that /etc/securetty is a plain file and
-not world writable.
+not world writable. It will also allow root logins on the tty specified with
+console= switch on the kernel command line and on ttys from the /sys/class/tty/
This module has no effect on non-root users and requires that the application
fills in the PAM_TTY item correctly.
@@ -21,6 +23,12 @@ debug
Print debug information.
+ Do not automatically allow root logins on the kernel console device, as
+ specified on the kernel command line or by the sys file, if it is not also
+ specified in the /etc/securetty file.
auth required