gksudo potentially very insecure

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Mon Jul 4 12:31:31 CDT 2005

On ma, 2005-07-04 at 18:30 +0200, Wouter Stomp wrote:

> ps. should I file a bug about this? (couldn't find one) or is there a
> reason for doing things this way?

this has already been discussed and the small timeout was chosen to be
the trade-off between the burden of always typing a password and the
insecurity of never having to type it. You can change/disable this
timeout in /etc/sudoers
Dennis K.
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