Bug 5648 - kppp allows any user to change global settings
kppp allows any user to change global settings
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-06 13:56 EDT by tango
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 13:39:11 EST
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Description tango 1999-10-06 13:56:39 EDT
kppp is actually a soft link: /usr/bin/kppp -> consolehelper
Consolehelper asks for root password and then executes
/sbin/kppp with root privileges. The problem is that, with
this security method, when you modify your kppp
configuration, you're NOT modifying
$HOME/.kde/share/config/kppprc but
/root/.kde/share/config/kppprc and this file is overwritten
by *any* user with his/her own configuration.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-17 13:39:59 EST
fixed for next release.

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