Bug 135001 - Authenticate user *before* allowing system configuration changes?
Authenticate user *before* allowing system configuration changes?
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-10-07 17:03 EDT by Adam Bowns
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 17:07:59 EDT
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Description Adam Bowns 2004-10-07 17:03:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm no expert on this matter so please excuse me if I'm wrong.

When you boot up and kudzu detects new, missing or changed hardware it
immediately enters a dialogue with whoever may be sat at the computer,
asking them if they want to add, remove or ignore configuration
information for that device. Shouldn't there be a password prompt
before this dialogue to prevent non root users from changing system
configuration?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kudzu-1.1.68.2-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug some new hardware in and reboot.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-07 17:07:59 EDT
If you're in front of the computer, you can already get root.

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