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Re: Security testing: need for a security policy, and a security-critical package process

On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 10:44 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:

> As I noted somewhat flippantly in another thread, this comes with the
> problem that, theoretically, a user who has the privileges to install
> packages at a relaxed security level could arbitrarily raise the
> security level of the system to a much higher level, against the wishes
> of the administrator.
> perhaps something akin to system-config-selinux would be needed to guard
> against this? I'm not sure how it could work in the PolicyKit framework,
> though.

or, I suppose more trivially, a PackageKit policy for the ability to
install PolicyKit policy packages. heh, now that's a bizarre sentence.

Adam Williamson
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