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Bug 5648 - kppp allows any user to change global settings
Summary: kppp allows any user to change global settings
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-06 17:56 UTC by tango
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 18:39:11 UTC

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Description tango 1999-10-06 17:56:39 UTC
kppp is actually a soft link: /usr/bin/kppp -> consolehelper
Consolehelper asks for root password and then executes
/sbin/kppp with root privileges. The problem is that, with
this security method, when you modify your kppp
configuration, you're NOT modifying
$HOME/.kde/share/config/kppprc but
/root/.kde/share/config/kppprc and this file is overwritten
by *any* user with his/her own configuration.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-17 18:39:59 UTC
fixed for next release.

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