Bug 836259 - grub2 menuentry in submenu are not protected by superusers password
grub2 menuentry in submenu are not protected by superusers password
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-28 09:52 EDT by Derrien
Modified: 2014-04-11 12:31 EDT (History)
12 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 14:48:18 EDT
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/boot/grub2/grub.cfg (4.42 KB, text/plain)
2012-06-28 11:37 EDT, Derrien
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Description Derrien 2012-06-28 09:52:22 EDT
Description of problem:
We have supersuser with password in our /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

To edit the line 'Fedora Linux' and 'Advanced options for Fedora Linux' username and password are asked
BUT if you select 'Advanced options for Fedora Linux' then you can edit 'Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64' WITHOUT username and password... Not very secure.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /etc/grub.d/01_users with set superusers=XXX password_pbkdf2 XXX
2. grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
Actual results:
menuentry in submenu not protected by superusers password

Expected results:
username and password asked for all the menuentry

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-06-28 11:18:17 EDT
Please attach your grub.cfg - possibly after masking your password hash.
Comment 2 Derrien 2012-06-28 11:37:48 EDT
Created attachment 595055 [details]
Comment 3 Vladimir Serbinenko 2012-06-28 11:43:29 EDT
For some reason 01_users doesn't contain "export superusers"
Comment 4 Derrien 2012-06-28 11:59:22 EDT
I added  "export superusers" in my /etc/grub.d/01_users and it works.

(But is this change documented somewhere ?)
Comment 5 Peter Jones 2012-08-08 14:30:08 EDT
This is already fixed in the current anaconda tree.
Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2013-05-12 13:07:50 EDT
Peter: should we close this at this point? Or is there anything else to wait for here?
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