Bug 15560 - Non-Root Users can Run the /usr/sbin/setup
Summary: Non-Root Users can Run the /usr/sbin/setup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-06 13:45 UTC by Brian Z
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-06 13:45:05 UTC

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Description Brian Z 2000-08-06 13:45:01 UTC
Non-Root Users can run /usr/sbin/setup.  The program runs normally.  When users try to change things, a whole bunch
of errors fly by and you are displayed with the main menu again.  Maybe we should do a root user check to help
pervent any security exploits in the future?  If nothing else, the normal users have no business being in there
anyway.  Thanks!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-06 17:12:31 UTC
Since none of the tools are setuid, there's no way this
can be used for a security exploit; the tools will
just fail in various ways.

It's certainly better for it cosmetically to just not
run if not root, though. Fixed in setuptool-1.5-1.

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