Bug 9746 - Local user can go into single mode only with shutdown now...
Summary: Local user can go into single mode only with shutdown now...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-02-24 12:20 UTC by PeS
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-29 14:55:29 UTC
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Description PeS 2000-02-24 12:20:16 UTC
I have noticed, that local user on RH 6.1 can gain root privileges only
with the simple command shutdown now. After he types his own password, the
shutdown goes into rl 1 (swingle mode). I think, that the shutdown should
go into rl 0 (halt) or at least rl 6.

Comment 1 Marek 'PAVUK' Antozi 2000-02-25 14:13:59 UTC
see error 8127 ...

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-02-28 22:24:59 UTC
this can be configured locally, and we consider it a feature, not an option.  If
your computers are in a lab-like setting, this can be easily adjusted.

Comment 3 PeS 2000-02-28 22:47:59 UTC
Hmms, ok, where can i find some addition info about such "features"? Is this
only in regular manual, so I must buy boxed RH?? Now I disabled all except root
in/etc/pam.d/shutdown file, so only root can reboot, and if something goes
wrong, the ctrl+alt+del will work as _reboot_. And me sorry for calling this bug
and for reporting reported thing...

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