Debian 5 security issue
- From: Bret Busby <bret@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:46:31 +0800 (WST)
In running sybaptic, to check for available system updates, I encountered the following message, and it is not the first time that I have encountered the message.
"Granted permissions without asking for password
The '/usr/sbin/synaptic' program was started with the privileges of the root user without the need to ask for a password, due to your system's authentication mechanism setup.
It is possible that you are being allowed to run specific programs as user root without the need for a password, or that the password is cached.
This is not a problem report; it's simply a notification to make sure you are aware of this."
I have not knowingly configured the system to institute this system security breach.
How do I eliminate this system security breach?
Thank you in anticipation.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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