[fedora-india] Re: [in the news] Users howl as Fedora 12 gives root to unwashed masses

2009-11-20 Thread susmit shannigrahi
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/19/fedora_12_root_imbroglio/

The site has posted this update at the top of the article.


Updated: This story was updated about 11 hours after it was published
to reflect that Fedora developers have reversed course. Operating
system users once again will be required to enter a root password
before installing software packages.



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[fedora-india] Re: [in the news] Users howl as Fedora 12 gives root to unwashed masses

2009-11-19 Thread Paul W. Frields
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 07:24:44AM +0530, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
 Fedora users are revolting against a change introduced in the latest
 version of the operating system that allows the installation of
 thousands of software titles without an administrative password.
 
 Critics say the move diminishes the security of machines running the
 open-source OS by giving unprivileged users what amounts to
 administrative control. That could allow lower-level employees to
 install software that's not been approved by administrators, or worse,
 to gain root access by installing an application with a known security
 vulnerability and then intentionally exploiting it.
 
 
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/19/fedora_12_root_imbroglio/

There's already an update in progress:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2009-November/msg00012.html

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