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

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 04:43:40 UTC 2009

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:


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