Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464316
Gnome-session unnecessarily listens on wildcard addreses.
Last modified: 2008-09-28 15:11:43 EDT
On a fresh install of rawhide [x86-64], and logging into the gnome desk top I get:
$ ss -ap
LISTEN 0 128 *:60650 *:* users:(("gnome-session",6500,11))
LISTEN 0 128 :::58934 :::* users:(("gnome-session",6500,10))
There is no reason for gnome-session to be attempting to expose itself to the outside world.
It should either be binding to localhost or [even better] using unix sockets [of which it has plenty open].
This was caused by a missing BuildRequires.
Fixed in rawhide.