Re: Debian 5 security issue
On 2010-03-09 21:46, Bret Busby wrote:
In running sybaptic, to check for available system updates, I
encountered the following message, and it is not the first time that I
have encountered the message.
"Granted permissions without asking for password
I think this is specific to this one user.
The '/usr/sbin/synaptic' program was started with the privileges of the
root user without the need to ask for a password, due to your system's
authentication mechanism setup.
It is possible that you are being allowed to run specific programs as
user root without the need for a password, or that the password is cached.
This is not a problem report; it's simply a notification to make sure
you are aware of this."
I have not knowingly configured the system to institute this system
At some point, "it" must have prompted you for the keyring
passphrase, and you clicked "never ask me this again".
How do I eliminate
this system security breach?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given
us arms." Mike Ditka