Bug 969373 - '%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL' enabled by default in RHEL-7
'%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL' enabled by default in RHEL-7
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Kopeček
David Spurek
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Reported: 2013-05-31 06:06 EDT by Dalibor Pospíšil
Modified: 2015-03-02 00:27 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: sudo-1.8.6p7-3.el7
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Last Closed: 2014-01-16 08:51:47 EST
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Description Dalibor Pospíšil 2013-05-31 06:06:35 EDT
'%wheel  ALL=(ALL)       ALL' enabled by default. In RHEL-6 it was commented out. So it seem to me like regression.
Comment 4 Steve Bonneville 2013-11-12 18:29:34 EST
Was just about to open a bug on this reversion of bug #656873 when I saw this was still open.  Note that members of group wheel can still 'pkexec bash' to gain root through PolicyKit, and I think that's by design to enable "administrative users".  Additional historic discussion in bug #462161.
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2013-11-27 20:55:20 EST
I prefer the current Fedora behaviour.
If admin (wheel) users can get root anyway with pkexec
why not just allow them sudo by default?
Comment 6 Daniel Kopeček 2014-01-16 08:27:06 EST
This BZ is now considered as NOTABUG as the "%wheel enabled by default" behaviour is expected and required by anaconda and the "Make user an administrator" feature. Please read the comments and/or make complaints in rhbz#994623.

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