gentoo has a setuid-root xterm as well as other setuid-root x terminals. this is
BAD. this is always BAD but it gets even worse when there's a zlib/Xlib bug in
XFree86 which could cause loading of arbitrary code or other weird security issues.
the x clients are setuid because they need access to write to utmp when someone
logs in. well debian appears to handle it correctly, so i propose we make a new
group utmp and chown root:utmp /var/run/utmp then chmod 2664 /var/run/utmp. then
we change all the setuid-root x terminals to chown root:utmp and chmod 2755.
then we'd only have to worry about utmp being messed with.
ok, baselayout-1.8.3 is on CVS .. should get utmp and wtmp ready. xfree-4.2.1
*** Bug 2618 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***