[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #884: Make "killing" PCDM require elevated sudo permission

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Fri Dec 27 13:20:20 PST 2013


#884: Make "killing" PCDM require elevated sudo permission
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  Reporter:  joshms           |      Owner:  ken
      Type:  Feature Request  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  trivial          |  Milestone:
 Component:  System Tool      |    Version:  10-STABLE
Resolution:                   |   Keywords:
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Comment (by joshms):

 Yes that is correct the user PCDM session.  What I suppose i'm asking is
 should it prompt for password before closing via terminal?  Otherwise it
 seems like any program or person could issue a kill command and shut down
 the user's session.  Perhaps this isn't a big issue in BSD land, but I can
 remember many times as a windows sys admin when malware would hijack and
 shut down the user's session.  I may not have a firm enough understanding
 on how the inner workings of PCDM to understand if this is a security
 issue or not.

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