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Re: Local users get to play root?



2009/11/19 Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>:
> Once upon a time, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> said:
>> That is incorrect, unless somehow your ssh tunneled VNC registers as
>> "local console login", which I doubt.  In your case, none of your users
>> would be allowed to install software/updates.
>
> VNC looks like a local console login.

Since I am just sat logged into a F12 gnome session over vnc, I tried it:

$ geany
Command not found. Install package 'geany' to provide command 'geany'? [N/y]
 * Installing packages..
 * Getting information..
 * Resolving dependencies..
 * Waiting for authentication.. The transaction failed:
not-authorized, Failed to obtain authentication.

This gnome session was started by logging into GDM over vnc - GDM with
xdmcp enabled, and connecting from a remote machine to the VNC port
via ssh forwarding.

HTH,
Jonathan.


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