On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 09:15:11AM +0000, Bloemen, Jurriën wrote:
> In FreeIPA you can create users and restrict on which hosts the user can
> login to. This is all great and works fine.
> If a user1 is logged in to a system. Knows the password of user2 and issues
> the command "su" to be that user2 on that same system. This is not allowed
> because the user2 does not have HBAC rules for that system. This is as
> But if the user root tries the "su" command to be user2 is works despite the
> fact that user2 has no HBAC rule for that system.
> Why does this works? Is there a way to prevent this? Or is this something in
> "su" that it works like the way it does?
It is the PAM configuration of su, e.g. on F21 it looks like this:
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
# Uncomment the following line to implicitly trust users in the "wheel"
#auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust use_uid
# Uncomment the following line to require a user to be in the "wheel"
#auth required pam_wheel.so use_uid
auth substack system-auth
auth include postlogin
account sufficient pam_succeed_if.so uid = 0 use_uid quiet
account include system-auth
password include system-auth
session include system-auth
session include postlogin
session optional pam_xauth.so
If you are root authentication is skipped with pam_rootok.so and access
control by 'pam_succeed_if.so uid = 0 use_uid quiet'. You can change
this if you want but is is not very useful because there are various
other way for root to become user2 without calling su. root can do
everything on the local system.
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