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Re: Ubuntu shows updates / security updates on shell logins

Subject: Re: Ubuntu shows updates / security updates on shell logins
From: Richard June
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:09:41 -0600
On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Richard June wrote:
>> It's a good idea for one off jobs where the primary user is also the
>> admin, but not so good for shared systems. Personally I think a better
>> plan would be to display that information *only* if the user is
>> flagged as an administrator, group root, wheel, etc.
>
> It's actually a security risk to display this to non-admin users. It's like
> putting a sticker on your door saying "This door is not locked because my
> keyhole is not working."
>
>        Kevin Kofler

Perhaps I was unclear.
It's a good idea to display this for administrative users. Somebody in
the root or wheel group for example. But not so useful for normal
users.

-- 
Richard June
Orion Technology Solutions
574.933.1576
http://www.oriontechnologysolutions.com

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