Bug 8610 - xawtv not as component in bugzilla, xawtv bug:v4l-conf not installed suid root, led font not installed
Summary: xawtv not as component in bugzilla, xawtv bug:v4l-conf not installed suid roo...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: bugzilla
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-19 16:14 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-19 18:06:31 UTC

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Description Hans de Goede 2000-01-19 16:14:45 UTC
Bugzilla problem:
-xawtv is not available in bugzilla as a powertools component

Real bug: there are 2 problems with the xawtv 3.0.6 rpm in rawhide:
-v4l-conf is not installed suid root, this causes overlay mode to fail,
 and makes xawtv mostly useless.
-An unrelated problem is that the led font which is distributed with
 xawtv is not installed by the rpm.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-19 18:06:59 UTC
I am fixing the LED font problem now.

You must run v4l-conf as root.  It has not been security audited, and thus will
not be SUID root.

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2000-01-19 18:16:59 UTC
I understand, but v4l-conf is not called by me (the user) but by xawtv itself,
I believe it was specificly designed todo the dirty root work for xawtv and
nothing else. But your right.

Any chance you can get it audited somewhere in the future?

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