Bug 242660 - firestarter can't run F7 in gnome - get kicked out without asking for password
firestarter can't run F7 in gnome - get kicked out without asking for password
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firestarter (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Damien Durand
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-05 07:25 EDT by David
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-17 14:27:54 EDT
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Description David 2007-06-05 07:25:33 EDT
Description of problem:
You can't access firestarter from gnome menu.  As soon as you select it you
don't get the root password prompt, instead you get kicked out and a box says:

Insufficient privileges, you must have root user privileges to use firestarter

Its a major problem as you have to run gnome as root to configure firestarter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Its fc6 version (all that is available), need a fixed fc7 version asap.

How reproducible:
Try clicking it get the message

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click firestarter in gnome menu
2.Get kicked off message
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Actual results:
Same

Expected results:
You should be able to access firestarter, it should ask you for the root password

Additional info:
Comment 1 Keith Dixon 2007-06-06 10:23:27 EDT
The firestarter rpm is firestarter-1.0.3-14.fc6, i.e. the old fc6 one.  f7 seems
to have changed the pam configuration.  Specifically, /lib/security/pam_stack.so
is no longer present and /etc/pam.d/firestarter refers to it.  Some other files
in /etc/pam.d have the contents:-

#%PAM-1.0
auth		include		config-util
account		include		config-util
session		include		config-util

editing /etc/pam.d/firestarter to these contents seems to work but I do not know
if it introduces any security issues.
Comment 2 David 2007-06-06 18:35:12 EDT
It should be properly built as a F7 package, especially considering that a clean
F7 install I read on fedoraforums installs it by default!
Comment 3 David 2007-06-11 02:52:06 EDT
Temporary Fix

Login as root

mv /etc/pam.d/firestarter /etc/pam.d/_firestarter
cp /etc/pam.d/system-config-rootpassword /etc/pam.d/firestarter

Problem solved!

A backup of firestarter is kept as _firestarter

I figured copying the system-config-rootpassword configuration was a safe bet.

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