f20 - gedit
rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Dec 20 11:38:32 UTC 2013
On 12/20/2013 06:20 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com
> <mailto: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.
You mean like lowering inittab to 3, logging in as root, then running
startx so you can get the full root gui experience?
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