[in the news] Users howl as Fedora 12 gives root to unwashed masses
thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 01:54:44 UTC 2009
"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."
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
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