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Bug 7745 - X11 Security Policies
X11 Security Policies
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
: Security
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Reported: 1999-12-10 20:22 EST by David D.W. Downey
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 13:44:04 EST
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Description David D.W. Downey 1999-12-10 20:22:49 EST
RedHat 6.1 on installation fails to load the security policy file. I
believe the dir is /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xserver/SecurityPolicy

It continues to fail to load it even after install is complete and any
updates are loaded.


David D.W. Downey
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Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-10 13:44:59 EST
Not true.  Here's strace output from server startup:
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gettimeofday({950208727, 221871}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({950208727, 311283}, NULL) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy", O_RDONLY) = 4
fstat(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=2929, ...}) = 0
mmap(0, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) =
0x40017000
read(4, "version-1 \n\n# $XConsortium: Secu"..., 4096) = 2929
read(4, "", 4096)                       = 0
close(4)                                = 0
munmap(0x40017000, 4096)                = 0
brk(0x838e000)                          = 0x838e000
gettimeofday({950208727, 334289}, NULL) = 0
ioctl(3, KDGKBMODE, 0x83602a0)          = 0
ioctl(3, TCGETS, {B38400 opost isig icanon echo ...}) = 0
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Comment 2 David D.W. Downey 2000-02-12 12:52:59 EST
Uhh, it IS true. I get tickets evry couple of days about the security policy.
I'm not in the habit of entering bugs or alerts for my health.

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