Bug 57136 - Bad: I can start xserver on ttyx from pts/0 when no user is logged in.
Summary: Bad: I can start xserver on ttyx from pts/0 when no user is logged in.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-05 17:37 UTC by Enrico Alan Romani
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-05 17:44:27 UTC
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Description Enrico Alan Romani 2001-12-05 17:37:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
If I log in on pts/0 with vnc and in the Xterm i give the command startx. 
The X Server start on ttyX and the user that is on the local terminal can 
use the system with no login. If I close the session of VNC the X Server 
on tty stand up. Otherwise if I close the X Session from pts/0 the X 
Server crash.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in as root
2.Type vncserver
3.type exit and logout
4.From remote PC login with VNC
5.In the Xterm type startx
6.Close the VNC window!
7.If you re-login from VNC and close or Ctr-c on Xterm the Gnome on tty1 


Actual Results:  1.The Gnome go up on tty/1 with no user logged and stay 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-12-05 17:44:21 UTC
I don't see the security problem.  How is this different from doing the same 
thing from within an ssh or telnet session?  Can you explain it in more detail 


Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-12-19 13:17:52 UTC
Closing.  I think that what you are seeing is expected behaviour.

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