Ticket #558 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Most processes running as root?!

Reported by: gregory.fowler@… Owned by: mickey
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Distro Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: buglog@…, john_lee@… Blocked By:
Blocking: Estimated Completion (week):
HasPatchForReview: no PatchReviewResult:


I noticed in a screen shot of "ps" pretty much all processes (including X) were
all running as root.
As I'm sure you know, this is bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.
Running everything as root is a perfect way for exploits/virusus to get a hold
of these devices.
It defeats the secure nature of Linux.
Please make it so there is a normal use to run as many things as possible!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mickey@…

We are aware of that problem, but the resolution may take some time. ONce the
the dbus service level architecture has been implemented (next year), most of
the infrastructure should be in place.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by mickey@…

  • Severity changed from major to enhancement

Reflagging as enhancement. I agree it's a major potential problem, but not a bug.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by john_lee@…

  • Cc john_lee@… added

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by audriusa@…

  • Severity changed from enhancement to normal

Well, I would say, it is a bug.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by audriusa@…

  • Version changed from unspecified to 2007.2

Setting the version number 2007.2

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by roh

  • Owner changed from mickey@… to mickeyl

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by mickeyl

  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Version changed from 2007.2 to unspecified
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by roh

  • Owner changed from mickeyl to mickey

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by zecke

  • Component changed from Applications & Dependencies to Distro

Move it to distro even if I doubt the secure nature of linux. :)

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by mickey

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • HasPatchForReview unset
  • Resolution set to invalid

I acknowledge it's a problem, but a proper fix will have to be deployed in OpenEmbedded?. Therefore I'm closing this as 'WONTFIX' here and hoping you will open a bug upstream at bugs.openembedded.net. Please continue pestering us (in OE) to fix this.

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