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Old 07-21-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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login run from root-owned xterm

good day, i set up my box to start an X server on system boot and then have init spawn an xterm on it, which in turn runs /bin/login on startup... problem is, the xterm the login process is called from is owned by root, and i was wondering if this could poise a security treat... im playing around with this solution on my home machine for now, and find it way more convenient than relying on the framebuffer to have a nice, high res console to work with, I am wondering if this could be suitable for a production environment though... thanks in advance for your feedback, regards
Old 07-23-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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As long as you run xterm with the -e /bin/login and not some script it should be ok, as when login exits the xterm should too.

Old 07-23-2005, 11:19 AM   #3
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Also a window manager should not be running


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