Bug 114879 - 'Edit Item' privilege allows 'Delete Item'
'Edit Item' privilege allows 'Delete Item'
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise CMS
Classification: Retired
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
Jon Orris
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Reported: 2004-02-03 17:01 EST by Jon Orris
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 04:33:24 EDT
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Description Jon Orris 2004-02-03 17:01:51 EST
Description of problem:
@40017/Oracle

Granting a user the 'Edit Item' privilege allows the user to delete
any item.

To Reproduce:
1) Create a new CMS User, add them to a role w/o 'Edit Item' or
'Delete Item'.
2) Create an item.
3) The user can't delete it; no delete link appears.
4) Grant 'Edit Item' to the user.
5) The user now sees a 'Delete' link next to the items, and can
successfully delete them.

From talking with Scott, it isn't 100% clear that this is a bug; this
may be allowed by implied permissions, but possibly the permissions
are too large. 

Dan, could you & Scott & whomever hash this out? If it isn't a bug, we
need to assign a documentation task to kwade or charjt.
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2004-04-06 04:33:24 EDT
I vote for not a bug, because there is such a fine line between delete
& edit - someone with edit privilege can just as easily delete all the
body text.

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