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Re: Local users get to play root?



On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 22:38 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> 2009/11/18 Jeff Garzik <jgarzik pobox com>:
> > And this enormous security hole of a policy change was done with next to
> > /zero/ communication, making it likely that many admins will not even know
> > they are vulnerable until their kids install a bunch of unwanted packages.
> 
> F11 had retained authorisations, which arguably were more of a
> security weakness. If rawhide had been signed during the F12 cycle
> everybody would have seen this change much earlier.
> 
> If you're deploying F12, then I really think you should know the
> basics about PolicyKit.

Richard,
let's reverse it then.

If it is so simple and if all our users should know about PolicyKit,
then it should be no problem delivering a more secure policy by default,
and let people change the policy to less secure if they want.

Deal ?

Simo.

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Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York


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