Bug 5467 - kdenetwork-1.1.2-4/kppp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-01 10:40 EDT by gerald
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 15:46:49 EDT
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Description gerald 1999-10-01 10:40:21 EDT
kppp will not work for regular users unless root is
allowed to send a window to the display, i.e.,
I have to say "xhost +localhost" in order to start kppp.

I like the original kppp access restriction vie /etc/kppp
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-10-05 15:46:59 EDT
making kppp suid root is a potential security hole, especially as one
can script programs to be started arbitrarily during the login phase.
'su' can be used to become root before starting kppp, or if you have
the latest pam and consolehelper packages, this should all be

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