Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 625913
changing system time could cause credentials expiration
Last modified: 2014-04-03 10:36:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Changing system time through clock-applet could cause credentials expiration, which means the credentials are always remembered like 5 minutes or so but in this case not.
Make sence when I change time forwards, but wondering what will happen when I change time backwards. Will credentials also extend its expiration time?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-client clock applet
2. Select 'Time Settings'
3. Adjust time and select 'Set System Time...'
4. Enter root password as prompted by polkit
5. Repeat steps 2.-4. several times, setting the clock both forward and backward.
Polkit do not remember crendentials when we change system time.
If possible polkit should be time independent, in this special case.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support
This will be resolved in the next major version of RHEL (RHEL 7). The patch to correctly fix this is too intrusive for RHEL 6.