Re: X windows: don't install or don't run?

ibuprofin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Moe Trin) (06-07-26 15:02:01):

System security hazards only come from programs, which are SetUIDd
to root.

This statement is demonstrably false.

In the context given, it is true. Neither a user, nor someone attacking
that particular user, could harm system security by exploiting
vulnerabilities in non-SUID programs, unless there is a serious kernel
bug, and unless there are some important files world-writable (and some
even world-readable).


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