Subject: PR/34050 CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc
To: None <,,>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 07/22/2006 12:20:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/34050; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
Subject: PR/34050 CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 12:19:47 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	salo
 Date:		Sat Jul 22 12:19:47 UTC 2006
 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc: Makefile PLIST distinfo
 Log Message:
 Security update to version 0.8.2
 Security fix for CVE-2006-2450, remote authentication bypass
 in libvncserver.
 Notified by the upstream maintainer, Karl Runge via PR pkg/34050
 New in the 0.8.2 x11vnc release:
   Support for full mouse and keyboard input into the Linux
           console framebuffer /dev/fb0 in -rawfb mode
           (i.e. non-X11) by using the Linux "uinput" driver.
           This enables, for example, viewing and interacting
           with Qt-embedded/Qtopia-Core apps on Linux-based
           handhelds, etc.
           Options:   -rawfb cons, -pipeinput UINPUT More info:
   Extension of the display option: -display WAIT:<disp-or-cmd>
           to delay x11vnc's opening of the X display
           until a VNC client connects (useful built-in:
           -display WAIT:cmd=FINDDISPLAY, to find a user's
           display and Xauthority data).
   Options -grabkbd and -grabptr have x11vnc try to grab
           the X display when VNC clients are connected to
           prevent a (non-malicious) user at the physical X
           display from performing keyboard or mouse input.
           E.g. remote help-desk support.
  miscellaneous new features and changes:
   -allowedcmds option to fine-tune which external commands
           may be run by x11vnc, rather than shutting
           them all off with -nocmds.
   -env VAR=VALUE convenience option to avoid the need of
           setting environment variables before starting
   -allinput option to enable libvncserver handleEventsEagerly
           parameter (not clear it yields an improvement).
   -rawfb rand  fun/testing option using /dev/urandom as a fb.
   -license, -copying, -warranty option.
 New in the 0.8.1 x11vnc release:
   Improved support for webcams and TV tuners with video4linux
           /dev/video: see the "-rawfb video" and "-pipeinput VID"
           options. (the latter gives a simple keyboard control
           of a TV tuner; see also the -freqtab option for stations).
   FBPM support for hardware that provides framebuffer power
           management (it needs to be disabled when vnc clients
           are connected).
   The -usepw option will require x11vnc to use a password of
           some sort or otherwise exit immediately.  Put it in
           your ~/.x11vncrc so you don't forget.
   The command "x11vnc -storepasswd" will prompt for a password
           without echoing and save it in ~/.vnc/passwd
   The X CLIPBOARD selection is managed in addition to the
                 X PRIMARY selection.
  miscellaneous new features and changes:
   Convenience option for accessing the Linux console: -rawfb cons
           etc. (requires /dev/fb0 to be working).
   clipboard/cut-text input can now be managed on a per-client
   -capslock and -skip_lockkeys options can help make CapsLock work
   The Xdummy wrapper script is included in the source tree.
   A mode "-gone popup" as been added.
   -24to32 option to avoid 24bpp problems.
   -xinerama is on by default.
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r1.1.1.1 -r1.2 pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc/PLIST
 cvs rdiff -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/x11/x11vnc/distinfo
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.