Bug 6306 - users other than root can shutdown machine remotely
users other than root can shutdown machine remotely
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-24 11:46 EDT by bojordan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-25 12:56:32 EDT
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Description bojordan 1999-10-24 11:46:33 EDT
On at least two default RedHat 6.1 install with all
packages, when shutting down from a user other than root
that user's password is accepted in order to proceed with
shutdown, rather than the root password.

Feel free to contact me for further information.

Bo Jordan
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 11:27:59 EDT
Is that user currently logged in at the console?
Comment 2 bojordan 1999-10-25 11:58:59 EDT
That is correct.  Upon further examination, a user (other than root)
not logged into console is not able to shutdown on these machines.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 12:10:59 EDT
What do /etc/pam.d/shutdown and
/etc/security/console.apps/shutdown say?

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