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Re: Local users get to play root?



On 11/18/2009 02:32 PM, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> On 11/18/2009 01:19 PM, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
>>
>> I may be wrong, but I understand that this behaviour of PackageKit
>> only applies to users with direct console access (i.e. not remote
>> shells). So, only users that are logged in via GDM or TTY would be
>> able to perform such tasks.
>>
> 
> That's a silly thing to imply we can control. Just because firefox is running on a local console doesn't mean that a vulnerability therein has not allowed it to be ultimately controlled from elsewhere.
> 
> --CJD
> 

Addendum: Why do you think sudo would ask an already-logged-in user for his password?

--CJD


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