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Re: Local users get to play root?



On 11/18/2009 03:06 PM, Peter Jones wrote:
> 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.
> 
Good sort of answer when speaking about chickens and roads. A bit too existential for system administration though.

--CJD


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