Ticket #5705 (closed defect: fixed)
Everything breaks when we fail D-Bus' <at_console> authorization check.
|Reported by:||cjb||Owned by:||mstone|
|Priority:||blocker||Milestone:||8.2.0 (was Update.2)|
|Keywords:||rainbow-integration, security||Cc:||mstone, cscott, bernie, mtd|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:|
After using sudo on tty1 for a while on Joyride, and switching back and forth between tty1 and X, I started to see an error messsage along the lines of "can't access tty" when running e.g. "sudo ls" on tty1, and sudo refused to grant me root.
I also noticed that "ssh user@foo" fails with "Permission denied" straight away -- adding -v showed that ssh is unable to open /dev/tty (to ask for my password, presumably).
Until this is fixed, I think it might be unwise to continue using sudo as a replacement for su.