Unpriviledged remote suspend

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Thu Mar 23 21:28:33 UTC 2006

The button showing is a bug but it should be harmless as you need
console_user access for it to do anything.  If you happen to be logged
in at the console also (i.e. jeff's mention
of /var/run/console/console.lock) then suspend will work as the account
is assumed to be the same user.

On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 11:36 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 3/23/06, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta 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.
> >
> >  does it actually work?
> > certaintly its a bugzilla... remote X terminal being able to suspend
> > the hardware is...silly
> and an additional question.... the user remotely logging is not also
> logged in locally and thus has "console" ownership.  Checkable by
> looking at /var/run/console/console.lock
> Though the fact that the shutdown option disappeared suggests to me
> console ownership would not be an issue... though it has to be checked
> for completeness.
> -jef

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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