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Re: Local users get to play root?



On 11/18/2009 02:35 PM, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> 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?

Because the config file says to.

-- 
        Peter

Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.


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