Bug 408061 - nautilus allows attempts to mount non-mountable file systems
nautilus allows attempts to mount non-mountable file systems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-02 15:10 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:24:02 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-12-02 15:10:26 EST
Description of problem:

Assume that on fixed disks of some system there are assorted file
systems which are NOT listed in /etc/fstab for whatever reasons.
Also, for simplicity, assume that in /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf
we have the following policy (which, for security reasons, should
be really a default - but this is another story):

  <match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed">
    <match user=".*">
      <return result="no"/>

After logging into a gnome session and opening a "Computer" window
one can see all those "extra" file systems displayed there.

There are really two problems with that.  One - this is a security
issue with a leak of an information otherwise not available to
non-root users.  Two - right click on a corresponding icon shows
a menu with possible actions like "Open", "Browse Folder" or
"Mount Volume" but attempts to follow up are _silently_ ignored.
Checking properties does not bring any enlightment.

There is one major exception to the above.  If those file systems
happen to be located on LVM volumes then they are not displayed
at all regardless if one is allowed to try to mount these (after
safisfying other conditions, like providing a root password) or not.

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