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Re: Local users get to play root?



Seth Vidal wrote:


On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Jon Ciesla wrote:

Seth Vidal wrote:


On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Jon Ciesla wrote:

nodata wrote:
Am 2009-11-18 18:08, schrieb nodata:
Yikes! When was it decided that non-root users get to play root?

Ref:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=534047

This is horrible!


Just to elaborate:

A local user is allowed to install software on the machine without being prompted for the root password.

This is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

So much for granting shell access on my servers. . .

You have PackageKit installed on servers? really?


-sv

I do if it's in the default DVD install, or was pulled in in an upgrade. I've never intentionally installed it, and yes I do. Never imagined it would be a problem. I'll remove it.


Maybe you and I have a different concept of 'Servers'. But I tend to install @core only and then remove items whenever I can for a server.

If it is a bad day I'll install X b/c something requires it but for servers I try to avoid anything beside the barest minimal I can have.

-sv

That's generally my MO as well. Sometime, however, as I have mostly legacy hardware, some machines need to perform multiple functions. Really, though sometimes it's nice to tunnel a GUI through SSH, if I want to browse the repo that way. Usually yum search, etc is enough. Sometimes it's not, quite.

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