Bug 426517 - xhost -SI:localuser:tempuser fails to remove user from access list
xhost -SI:localuser:tempuser fails to remove user from access list
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-21 13:44 EST by Dave Allan
Modified: 2008-02-22 06:15 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-22 06:15:26 EST
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Description Dave Allan 2007-12-21 13:44:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I added a temporary user to the xhost access list with:

xhost +SI:localuser:tempuser

which worked properly and the tempuser was able to make connections to the X server.  I then tried to remove the user from the access list which failed:

[user@host ~]$ xhost -SI:localuser:tempuser
localuser:tempuser being removed from access control list
X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  109 (X_ChangeHosts)
  Value in failed request:  0x12
  Serial number of failed request:  7
  Current serial number in output stream:  9
[user@host ~]$

and the tempuser is still able to access the X server.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start X & login as some user
2. execute:
xhost +SI:localuser:tempuser <-- where tempuser is an existing (non-root) account.  I did not test to see if superuser status affects the behavior; I assumee not.
3. verify that tempuser can connect to the X server
4. execute:
xhost -SI:localuser:tempuser
5. Look for the error message and confirm that tempuser can still connect to the X server.

Actual Results:
see Description.

Expected Results:
see Description.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2008-02-21 13:00:50 EST
That's bizarre, it certainly works here:

atropine:~% xhost +si:localuser:root
localuser:root being added to access control list
atropine:~% xhost -si:localuser:root
localuser:root being removed from access control list

What does 'xhost' on its own report?  I imagine you're getting a hostname in the
access list that ends up not being valid when you want to modify the list.
Comment 2 Dave Allan 2008-02-21 13:11:18 EST
That is pretty strange.  Today is the one day a week I'm away from that machine,
so I'll try it again tonight or tomorrow.  I wasn't trying to add a superuser,
though.  What happens if you create a temp user and add them to the list?
Comment 3 Dave Allan 2008-02-21 21:31:16 EST
Huh...strange.  Now it's working.  I guess it can be resolved as NR.
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-22 06:15:26 EST
Thanks for letting us know.

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