Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57136
Bad: I can start xserver on ttyx from pts/0 when no user is logged in.
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:50:13 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in as root
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
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
Closing. I think that what you are seeing is expected behaviour.