Bug 1284460 - (CVE-2015-8308) CVE-2015-8308 lxdm: X server started without -auth, exposing it to connections form any local user
CVE-2015-8308 lxdm: X server started without -auth, exposing it to connection...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1268900
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Reported: 2015-11-23 07:07 EST by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2015-11-24 03:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-11-23 07:22:02 EST
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Description Martin Prpič 2015-11-23 07:07:08 EST
LXDM before 0.5.2 did not start X server with -auth parameter.
Therefore any user able to connect to it (typically all local users)
would have their X connections accepted.  The issue was fixed via:


Additional information is available in bug 1268900.
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2015-11-23 07:22:02 EST
This was already fixed in all Fedora versions via bug 1268900.

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