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Re: Local users get to play root?



On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 19:20:42 +0000,
  Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/11/18 Casey Dahlin <cdahlin redhat com>:
> > By the admin's first opportunity to change the settings the box could already be rooted.
> 
> I'm not sure how you can root a computer from installing signed
> content by a user that already has physical access to the machine.

The person may not intentionally be attacking the machine, they may just
install something that is vulnerable without the approval of the administrator.


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