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'Grinch' Bug May Affect Most Linux Systems
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StygianAgenda
StygianAgenda,
User Rank: Strategist
12/22/2014 | 9:42:46 AM
Agreed: Grinch issue not so much
I have to totally agree.  As I've been reading over this so-called issue this morning, I'm at a loss to understand what exactly the issue is... the 'wheel' group has been designed for controlled access to the 'su' application for as long as I can remember, and so long as no user 'aside from root' are made members of the wheel group, then there *is* no issue.

Maybe I'm misinterpretting the author's intent, but it doesn't just seem to be the author of this particular article.  A great number of tech-news sites are covering this so-called issue this morning, and all of them are reporting essentially the same thing, that this is some sort of flaw.  A misconfigured service is not a flaw, but rather a poorly thought-out security measure, and as is well known, there is no patch for human-stupidity.  Either the sysadmin is competant or not.  There is no half-way or grey-area where that is concerned.  Either you know what you're doing or you don't, which *is* correctable provided the person on the receiving end of new training is competant enough to understand their training... otherwise, they're in the wrong line of work.
anon0818748824
anon0818748824,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/18/2014 | 7:37:19 PM
Grinch issue not so much
The 'so-called' grinch issue is a non issue.  There is NO flaw, let alone a bug. The kernel, the wheel group, and polkit are working as designed. No one, and I do me NO ONE, has there system setup to allow remote installation of packages or wheel access without root permissions. I am not saying it could not be setup that way, but no one does that. 

This issue is a non issue.

Cheers
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Ninja
12/17/2014 | 8:17:59 PM
Visit Grinch after Christmas
No, not Heartbleed or Shellshock but still good to pre-emptively phase out of existence. Clever holiday presentation.


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