Bug 12395 - xfs: now running as user "root" not user "xfs"
xfs: now running as user "root" not user "xfs"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-06-17 13:20 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-26 19:31:11 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2000-06-17 13:20:32 EDT
Regression: in RH6.2 xfs runs as user (and group) "xfs". In BETA1, it
runs as root!

OOPS! xfs has pretty dire security, search Bugtraq for it.
Comment 1 Chris Evans 2000-06-26 19:31:09 EDT
Not fixed in BETA2 - version updated
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-03 01:16:07 EDT
Fixed in XFree86-xfs-4.0-0.29 or later; the %pre script that
added the user was missing. :(

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