Unpriviledged remote suspend

Stephen J. Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 20:45:23 UTC 2006

On 3/23/06, James Hubbard <jameshubbard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/23/06, David Wood <djwood1 at qinetiq.com> wrote:
> > Trying out FC5, I'm rather surprised that an unpriviledged user can initiate
> > suspend from a remote X terminal.
> > The shutdown option is missing (as expected)
> > but the suspend option remains.
> > As my HP nx9010 laptop doesn't seem to recover from suspend, this means any
> > remote user can trigger an instant denial of service!
> > Should this be bugzilla'd (or has it been noted already?)
> The user has a laptop.  Why wouldn't you want them to have the ability
> to suspend?  If you were really concered with unpriviledged access,
> you wouldn't give it to them right?
> We've noticed the same behavior with Dell M70's.  The suspend doesn't
> work and when it's docked the supplied nv driver doesn't allow output
> to the connected LCD.  We've tried the linva driver but it complains
> about needing kmod_nvidia which I can't find on the linva repo.

Try the dell dkms and dkms nvidia driver from linux.dell.com/files/ It
worked for some of my dell systems (to at least load).

Stephen J Smoogen.
CSIRT/Linux System Administrator

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