Bug 16122 - XFree86-xfs listens on TCP port instead of unix:/-1
XFree86-xfs listens on TCP port instead of unix:/-1
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-08-13 18:18 EDT by John Eckerdal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-13 18:18:02 EDT
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Description John Eckerdal 2000-08-13 18:18:00 EDT
XFree86 4.0.1 font server neatly installed itself to listen on a TCP port - 
totally ignoring the current setting in my XF86Config.
Besides this annoying behaviour it opens up a possibility for remote
exploitation.
I find it, on my single user machine, a lot safer not to have another open
port.
XFS do indeed support a none-networked port mode - why not use that
instead?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-14 01:13:26 EDT
This should be fixed in the rawhide XFree86 packages.

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