Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238246
Hal mounts new volumes (removable media) as root
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:50:20 EST
Description of problem:
When a normal user is logged in, and the user plugs in a USB storage device, HAL
automatically mounts the new device under the /media directory.
In Fedora Core 6 the new volume had the ownership of the logged in user, which
allowed the user to modify the contents of the device.
Starting with Fedora Core 7 (not sure which test - I've seen it in test 2 and
now in test3 and in rawhide of 1 week ago), HAL mounts the new media using
'root' ownership, which effectively makes the new device read-only.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as a non-priviliged user
2. Plug in a USB mass storage device
3. Try to put some file into the device
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 234716 ***