Should /usr/bin/Xorg (still) be setuid-root?
luto at mit.edu
Wed Jan 8 23:50:06 UTC 2014
On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> I could have sworn there was a more recent discussion of this, but
> there is at least this thread from 2009:
> (discussion about the last revoke() discussion on linux-kernel).
*sigh*. I'm obviously being unclear.
I am *not* proposing anything related to what uid the X server runs
under. I'm proposing that, when a nonroot user types "Xorg" at the
terminal, they don't cause a root-privileged X server to appear.
Since I doubt that many people run Xorg directly (unless they're up to
no good), this should have no observable effect.
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