f20 - gedit

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 11:20:28 UTC 2013


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:35:45 -0300
> Germán A. Racca wrote:
>
> > Anyway, it is safer to use something like VIM to edit files as root, I
> > only tested gedit because I saw your email, but as root I use only VIM
> > to edit files :)
>
> This again? Please give a link to the giant list of exploits
> that have actually happened because someone ran a GUI program
> as root. I keep seeing this warning, yet no one has ever
> provided an actual example of any kind of root exploit happening.
>


IIRC most comments are about not running the desktop itself as root, rather
than specific apps.

poc
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