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Bug 271172 - app-emulation/vmware-server- does not set the PAX flags for the bundled JVM
Summary: app-emulation/vmware-server- does not set the PAX flags for the b...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers [disabled]
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-05-25 07:53 UTC by Johan Hedin
Modified: 2011-12-17 13:58 UTC (History)
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Description Johan Hedin 2009-05-25 07:53:29 UTC
The PAX flags needed in order to run the bundled JVM on hardened are not set by the ebuilds. 

After setting them manually, the web ui starts.

paxctl -v /opt/vmware/server/lib/webAccess/java/jre1.5.0_15/bin/java
PaX control v0.5
Copyright 2004,2005,2006,2007 PaX Team <>

- PaX flags: -----m-x-e-- [/opt/vmware/server/lib/webAccess/java/jre1.5.0_15/bin/java]
	MPROTECT is disabled
	RANDEXEC is disabled
	EMUTRAMP is disabled

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install vmware-server
2.Try to access http://server.ip/ui

Actual Results:  
503 Service unaviable

Expected Results:  
The web GUI

This is beacuse PAX kills the JVM
Comment 1 Vadim Kuznetsov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-12-17 13:58:09 UTC
vmware server was removed from the tree. Bug 374599.