Bug 6839 - Default kdm configuration allows anyone to halt/reboot the system
Summary: Default kdm configuration allows anyone to halt/reboot the system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6838
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-08 23:23 UTC by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-15 20:04:45 UTC

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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-11-08 23:23:10 UTC
The default kdm configuration allows anyone at the system
console to halt or reboot the machine without having to
give any sort of password. Ironically, once one has logged
in one needs to give a password to do this.

 I think that this is a mistake; the setup should require
you to give the root password for the machine in order to
halt or reboot it by default, or something of that order.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-11-15 20:04:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6838 ***

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