NetBSD-Bugs archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

xsrc/43184: insane paranoia in xterm

>Number:         43184
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       insane paranoia in xterm
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    xsrc-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 20 21:50:00 +0000 2010
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 5.99.22 (20091208)
System: NetBSD tanaqui 5.99.22 NetBSD 5.99.22 (TANAQUI) #31: Tue Dec 8 22:53:35 
EST 2009 dholland@tanaqui:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/TANAQUI i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

# env DISPLAY=fubar xterm
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
Exit 1

..."safely formatted". right.


Run xterm as root with an invalid DISPLAY.


administer beatdown?

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index