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  1. #1
    Sagemta NNTP User

    Default Does anyone know about the latest security update?


    I just had an update come up on the updater. It was some sort of
    security update that's all remember. I clicked OK to install the reason
    I'm asking is I usually get a password prompt for these, but this time I
    didn't. Is there something wrong here?


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Same thing happened on my wifes laptop...strange.

    /Geoff


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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Does anyone know about the latest security update?

    Sagemta wrote:
    > I just had an update come up on the updater. It was some sort of
    > security update that's all remember. I clicked OK to install the reason
    > I'm asking is I usually get a password prompt for these, but this time I
    > didn't. Is there something wrong here?
    >
    >

    One came in this morning, but it prompted me for a password. It was a
    python update IIRC...

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    Sagemta NNTP User

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    I'm hoping it wasn't somebody that has hacked or other wise faked the
    suse update system.


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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

    Default Re: Does anyone know about the latest security update?

    Sagemta schreef:

    >
    > I just had an update come up on the updater. It was some sort of
    > security update that's all remember. I clicked OK to install the reason
    > I'm asking is I usually get a password prompt for these, but this time I
    > didn't. Is there something wrong here?


    Are you using sudo to run programs as root?
    If so, iirc, aftrer you used sudo to do some stuff as root your password
    stays active for about 15 minutes.
    So within those 15 minutes you won't be promted for a password when trying
    to do something as root.
    Maybe you did something as root just prior to the update?

    Just a wild gues..
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    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: Does anyone know about the latest security update?


    On my wifes machine it was straight after boot up

    /Geoff


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    Sagemta NNTP User

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    Chris Maaskant;1924791 Wrote:
    > Sagemta schreef:
    >
    > >
    > > I just had an update come up on the updater. It was some sort of
    > > security update that's all remember. I clicked OK to install the

    > reason
    > > I'm asking is I usually get a password prompt for these, but this

    > time I
    > > didn't. Is there something wrong here?

    >
    > Are you using sudo to run programs as root?
    > If so, iirc, aftrer you used sudo to do some stuff as root your
    > password
    > stays active for about 15 minutes.
    > So within those 15 minutes you won't be promted for a password when
    > trying
    > to do something as root.
    > Maybe you did something as root just prior to the update?
    >
    > Just a wild gues..
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    > Chris Maaskant


    Chris,
    Yes thanks for reminding me! Yes I just installed a font & to get that
    available across the system I was prompted for root. The updater came on
    right after I put the font(Utah MT) into the places I wanted. It wasn't
    even 5 minutes,whew! good to see my concerns were unwarranted!
    Geoffro,
    Is it possible you or wife did likewise?


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Possibly but as far as i know the only roots she knows are vegetables

    No I'm being mean here will ask her when she wakes up

    /Geoff
    Sagemta;1924834 Wrote:
    >
    > Geoffro,
    > Is it possible you or wife did likewise?



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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    The first time you try to run updates I believe it lets your add a user
    as privileged for that specific task (updates in your case). Perhaps it
    doesn't need a password for those users. Just a thought...

    Good luck.





    geoffro wrote:
    > Possibly but as far as i know the only roots she knows are vegetables
    >
    > No I'm being mean here will ask her when she wakes up
    >
    > /Geoff
    > Sagemta;1924834 Wrote:
    >> Geoffro,
    >> Is it possible you or wife did likewise?

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