Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 313951
xmms requies execstack
Last modified: 2008-10-21 17:05:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
SELinux is not allowing xmms to use execstack, This indicates a coding problem
in the application.
Your application most likely does not need this privs and could be coded against
it. This is a potential security problem, as allowing exec stacks could lead to
buffer overflow attacks.
Like for most multi-media apps, this likely only means some assembler code does
not have the note section for the stack permission. In that case a fix is simple.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Can you test to see if it's still the same in the version in update-candidates for f9 please?
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the reporter's distribution.
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional information.
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.