Bug 450984 - GDM shutdowns machine without proper credentials when users are logged in
GDM shutdowns machine without proper credentials when users are logged in
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
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Reported: 2008-06-11 23:24 EDT by Orlando Arias
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:32:42 EDT
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Description Orlando Arias 2008-06-11 23:24:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
When switching users, a person is capable of shutting down the machine without prompting for root password as per System >> Shut Down would do if [other] users are logged in.

I am not sure whether the new GDM has PolicyKit integration yet or not, or if it is something that can be enabled. Being the latter case, it should be enabled by default.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.22.0-5.fc9.i386

How reproducible:
Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock the screen (optional)
2. Switch user
3. Shut down machine from GDM.

Actual Results:
Machine shuts down without prompting for credentials.

Expected Results:
Prompt for root password when users are logged in.

Additional info:
Not too sure if I should flag this as a security vulnerability. It might cause loss of data.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:34:01 EDT
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