Bug 8373

Summary: anyone allowed to shutdown
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kconnolly
Component: gdmAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.1Keywords: Security
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Description kconnolly 2000-01-11 13:31:20 UTC
Why does your log-in screen allow anyone to reboot or halt the machine?
Futhermore....when logged inas a user I can shut the machine down by
simply suppling the user password.
On servers, these two items should be reserved for root only.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:21:59 UTC
If you have access to the console you have access to the power switch. Whcih
means that you can reboot.

So if you are a legit user of the machine then you already have those
capabilities anyway.