Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455450
xsane passes device FD to browser when viewing help
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:14:55 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #244297 +++
Description of problem:
I was using xsane to test my Firewire scanner. I clicked Help->Xsane doc to
open a browser on the documentation. Then xsane crashed. When I attempted to
restart it, it said there were no scanners. I then exited Firefox, and
restarted xsane. With firefox exited, xsane found the scanner and started.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.exit any existing browser
3.click Help->Xsane doc
4.run lsof. See that firefox has /dev/sg0 open.
Firefox has a /dev/sg0 descriptor
Firefox cannot access the scanner device.
This is probably a minor bug, but leaky file descriptors can have bad
side-effects, including possible security holes. (Although I can't think of a
plausible one here.)
Any reason to keep this open since the same bug is filled under RHEL Nils?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Any reason to keep this open since the same bug is filled under RHEL Nils?
Sure. I'll likely attempt to fix this in Rawhide first, then push the fix to stable Fedora releases. If I don't fix it in Rawhide, but only in stable releases, it might sneak back on us in future OS versions and I'd like to avoid that ;-).
For completeness sake: after having it in stable Fedora I'll attempt a backport to RHEL.
Ok, thanks for the explaination Nils. I've marked the bug as assigned.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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