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Re: Embarrassing security bug in systemd




On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 06:56:12PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> 
> Side note: historically, people have always wanted to be able to reboot or
> shutdown the system they were sitting in front of. This led to a lot of
> really horrible solutions, like a bunch of setuid helper programs and
> one-off site specific hacks. Having this functionality standardized in one
> place is a net win for security, especially since there's also now a single
> standarized way to change the privileges.
> 
I don't necessarily disagree that having it centralized is a win.  I do,
however, think that it should have earned a mention in the release
notes.

Regards,

-Roberto

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Roberto C. Sánchez