Bug 8373 - anyone allowed to shutdown
anyone allowed to shutdown
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-01-11 08:31 EST by kconnolly
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-27 03:21:55 EST
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Description kconnolly 2000-01-11 08:31:20 EST
Why does your log-in screen allow anyone to reboot or halt the machine?
Futhermore....when logged inas a user I can shut the machine down by
simply suppling the user password.
On servers, these two items should be reserved for root only.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 03:21:59 EST
If you have access to the console you have access to the power switch. Whcih
means that you can reboot.

So if you are a legit user of the machine then you already have those
capabilities anyway.

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