Bug 1111684 - startx doesn't add -nolisten tcp by default
Summary: startx doesn't add -nolisten tcp by default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-xinit
Version: 20
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2014-06-20 17:53 UTC by hanishkvc
Modified: 2014-09-23 05:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-14 03:26:43 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description hanishkvc 2014-06-20 17:53:29 UTC
Description of problem:
When systemd is configured for multi-user.target and one uses startx to manually start a GUI/Desktop environment. It is found that X is started with out passing the security critical -nolisten tcp argument.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure systemd for multi-user.target instead of graphical.target
2. run startx after logining into a console tty
3. check ps ax | grep X 

Actual results:
/usr/bin/X :0 vt1 -auth /home/user/.serverauth.XYZA

Expected results:
/usr/bin/X :0 vt1 -nolisten tcp -auth /home/user/.serverauth.XYZA

Additional info:
For now one is required to manually pass -nolisten tcp to startx as below

startx -- -nolisten tcp

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2014-09-11 16:43:35 UTC
Good point, I've written a patch adding "-nolisten tcp" by default when using startx this can be negated by using a new startx only -listen server option.

I'll release updated packages with this fix included shortly.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2014-09-12 07:12:59 UTC
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-09-12 07:14:29 UTC
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-09-12 17:47:19 UTC
Package xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-09-14 03:26:43 UTC
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-09-23 05:01:49 UTC
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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