Bug 12014 - XFree86-4 doesn't use Xwrapper and XFree86 not suid
XFree86-4 doesn't use Xwrapper and XFree86 not suid
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
: 12024 12134 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-06-09 01:35 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-01 20:59:24 EDT
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Description Jeremy Katz 2000-06-09 01:35:18 EDT
XFree86 4.0 does not yet use Xwrapper and the XFree86 binary is not
installed suid root.  Therefore, X can't be started by a normal user from
the console via startx.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2000-06-09 10:29:34 EDT
Note that this first causes the error about not being able to write the log file
in /var/log, but even if you make that writable, you still need to suid X so
that it can open the console
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2000-06-09 10:29:42 EDT
*** Bug 12024 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2000-06-12 14:09:49 EDT
I would like to add my vote to the return of Xwrapper, XF 40 works fine with it
just set /etc/X11/X to point to /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86, and it is a must for the
3.3 servers.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2000-06-12 21:13:17 EDT
*** Bug 12134 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2000-06-21 23:39:11 EDT
confirmed in beta2
Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2000-07-01 20:59:23 EDT
This bugs seems almost fixed in the just released 0.29 snapshot of Xfree:

There is an correctly installed xwrapper now, but XFree86 itself also is suid
root (bad !) and the 3.3 servers like XF86_SVGA have standard permissions, while
they should be exute only (no read) by group and other, for safety reasons.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-03 01:30:10 EDT
This should be fixed in 0.30; fully functional Xwrapper should be included.

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