Subject: Re: X security query.
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <email@example.com>
From: Aidan Kehoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/06/2003 09:33:54
Ar an 6ú lá de mí 5, scríobh Tom Ivar Helbekkmo :
> Aidan Kehoe <email@example.com> writes:
> > The xman displays. Wtf? Is this to say, anyone with local access who can
> > guess the name of my Xauthority file can pop up a window on my $DISPLAY?
> If they have read access to said .Xauthority file, yes.
This person didn't. Is there anywhere else that security can be turned off?
XDM configuration options?
> > Okay, so what do I have to do to turn off the ability of any local
> > user to pop up a window on my display?
> Nothing, because you already have proper protection of the file:
> > 9:48PM ~ > ls -l ~aidan/.Xauthority
> > -rw------- 1 aidan wheel 0 May 5 20:20 /home/aidan/.Xauthority
Yes, but I also successfully managed to pop up an xman window on my display
as another user with that configuration.
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