Bug 247429 - xterm-192-7 gives wrong owner/permissions in /dev/pts
xterm-192-7 gives wrong owner/permissions in /dev/pts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 239070
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xterm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2007-07-09 05:16 EDT by Wim de Haan
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-09 06:06:31 EDT
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Description Wim de Haan 2007-07-09 05:16:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Recent xterm upgrade gives problem with "mesg y".
Mesg output: mesg: error: tty device is not owned by group `tty'.
xterm's are suddenly owned by login name in /dev/pts i.s.o. tty.
acces in /dev/pty is now crw--w--w- i.s.o crw--w----, which is a potential 
security risk.
Former version of xterm (192-4) doesn't have this problem.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install xterm-192-7 on RHEL4
2. open xterm
3. type mesg y / ls -al /dev/pts
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Expected results:
Entry in /dev/pts should be owned by tty i.s.o user.
Access in /dev/pty should be crw--w----

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Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-07-09 06:06:31 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 239070 ***

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