Bug 831037 - gdm will not allow shutdown, unless /tmp is mounted as exec
gdm will not allow shutdown, unless /tmp is mounted as exec
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-12 00:52 EDT by postmodern
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:13 EDT (History)
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Description postmodern 2012-06-12 00:52:40 EDT
Description of problem:

I have a rather specific partition layout, where /tmp and /var/tmp are mounted as noexec for security reasons. After installing Fedora17, I noticed that GDM did not allow shutting down the computer. If I remounted /var/tmp as exec, GDM would then prompt me for the root password. If I remounted /tmp as exec, it would successfully shutdown.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logout from your WM of choice.
2. Power icon -> Power Off.
3. Ctrl+Alt+F3 and login as root
4. mount -o remount,exec /tmp && exit
5. Ctrl+Alt+F2
6. Power icon -> Power Off.
Actual results:
The first time Power Off is selected, nothing happens.
After remounting /tmp as executable, selecting Power Off causes the computer to shutdown.

Expected results:
Selecting Power Off should work, irregardless of whether /tmp or /var/tmp are executable or not.

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