Re: Reinstalling xwindow
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 00:48:48 -0400
When you select a function under yast, It will ask for the root password
if the function needs it
> Sreeram Koneru wrote:
>>That will /sbin/yast not just yast
> I just checked and when I do '/sbin/yast' or '/sbin/yast2' it does NOT
> ask for a password. Holy crap. That is a serious security leak. It means
> that anybody can change settings and really has root privelages.
> OK, a lot of things are not possible, but still I think it is extremely
> dangerous. There are several reasons this is dangerous. When you start
> yast normaly, you are asked for a pasword. This gives me the idea that
> that is part of the yast check. It is not. :-(
> I was not able to do anty real changes, but it still wories me a bit.
> I have not tried all posibilaties, so I am not sure if it is possible or
> I run SUSE 9.1
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