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Old 01-16-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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xterm installs suid root?


i recently installed slackware, and noticed that xterm is suid root?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: xterm installs suid root?

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i recently installed slackware, and noticed that xterm is suid root?
An `xterm' has to perform several operations that require root privileges on start-up. I think they relate to utmp and (depending on your setup) possibly also the allocation of a pty - though, I am not sure. I have seen several solutions to this issue, usually involving patching `xterm' to use an external daemon for these parts of the code. Or you can take my approach, and not use X.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
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i just removed the SUID bit and it works fine
 
  


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