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Bug 6306 - users other than root can shutdown machine remotely
Summary: users other than root can shutdown machine remotely
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-10-24 15:46 UTC by bojordan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-25 16:56:32 UTC

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Description bojordan 1999-10-24 15:46:33 UTC
On at least two default RedHat 6.1 install with all
packages, when shutting down from a user other than root
that user's password is accepted in order to proceed with
shutdown, rather than the root password.

Feel free to contact me for further information.

Bo Jordan

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 15:27:59 UTC
Is that user currently logged in at the console?

Comment 2 bojordan 1999-10-25 15:58:59 UTC
That is correct.  Upon further examination, a user (other than root)
not logged into console is not able to shutdown on these machines.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 16:10:59 UTC
What do /etc/pam.d/shutdown and
/etc/security/console.apps/shutdown say?

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