Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242660
firestarter can't run F7 in gnome - get kicked out without asking for password
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
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.
Try clicking it get the message
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click firestarter in gnome menu
2.Get kicked off message
You should be able to access firestarter, it should ask you for the root password
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:-
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.
It should be properly built as a F7 package, especially considering that a clean
F7 install I read on fedoraforums installs it by default!
Login as root
mv /etc/pam.d/firestarter /etc/pam.d/_firestarter
cp /etc/pam.d/system-config-rootpassword /etc/pam.d/firestarter
A backup of firestarter is kept as _firestarter
I figured copying the system-config-rootpassword configuration was a safe bet.