Re: X-windows security in Gnome
- From: Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik Sun COM>
- To: Jamie Zawinski <jwz jwz org>
- Cc: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>, Brian Cameron <Brian Cameron Sun COM>, gnome-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: X-windows security in Gnome
- Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 00:50:15 +0100 (BST)
On Thu, 16 May 2002, Jamie Zawinski wrote:
> I notice that on my Red Hat system with XFree86-4.1.0, the XTEST
> extension is listed as a server extension. If that is, in fact, turned
> on, then that's a way to read keystrokes while bypassing all grabs, and
> is also a way to generate synthetic events that don't have the
> "send-event" bit set.
Well, you can run xserver with the testing extensions switched off
(-tst) - the problem isn't Xfree related either, loading XTEST seems to be
the X default so it is by default also on on Solaris (and I suspect, but
haven't verified - all other unixy X distributions).
> Jamie Zawinski
> jwz jwz org http://www.jwz.org/
> jwz dnalounge com http://www.dnalounge.com/
 assuming lots of things, like admin password and permissions
you'll rescue me right?
in the exact same way that they never did
i'll be happy right?
when your healing powers kick in
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