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Bug 2618 - xterm is suid root
Summary: xterm is suid root
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7630
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
: 2800 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-09 12:40 UTC by Cody Pisto
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Cody Pisto 2002-05-09 12:40:57 UTC
xterm is installed suid root on the xfree 4.2.0-r9 ebuild
this is a security issue, and is not needed!
Comment 1 Joachim Blaabjerg (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-09 13:11:43 UTC
It shouldn't work as normal if you use the -ls option, as it needs to be suid
root to write the utmp/wtmp files upon login. Whether this is necessary or not,
and if this should be default behaviour in Gentoo is not for me to decide. :)
Comment 2 jakd 2002-05-09 13:25:05 UTC
it will happily not write to {u,w}tmp and go on its way, similar to the other
terms in the system.  the others i've played with (aterm,rxvt,eterm) do not set
suid; we should go for consistency and security.
Comment 3 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-17 10:55:02 UTC
*** Bug 2800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-08 04:58:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7630 ***