Bug 18378 - shutdown in usermod
shutdown in usermod
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
7.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2000-10-04 23:41 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-02 18:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-16 06:34:41 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-04 23:41:40 EDT
shutdown that comes with usermod still allows any user to shutdown a
system? 
Fixed in other RH version but it still in RH7.0 , so is this a bug or a
feature?
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-05 14:28:42 EDT
Are these users logged in at the console when they shut the machine down?  If
so, then it is working as designed (given shutdown and a power switch, shutdown
is preferable).  If the user is not logged in at the console and can shut the
machine down, it is a security bug.
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-16 06:34:41 EDT
[anyuser@machine anyuser]$ shutdown
shutdown: you must be root to do that!

Closing this.

cheers,
Jindrich

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