Re: setEnvironmentVariable DBus method for wpasupplicant

David Smith wrote:
> Stef <stef memberwebs com> writes:
>> David Smith wrote:
>>> For implementing PKCS#11 support in the network manager gnome applet
>>> using gnome keyring as the backing store, it's necessary to tell
>>> wpasupplicant the environment variable of GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET before
>>> loading the gnome keyring PKCS#11 library. This socket will be protected
>>> to the local user, but since wpasupplicant must run as root, it should
>>> be able to access it and indeed it must.
>> Not sure how we plan to address this. gnome-keyring doesn't currently
>> support access by root to its sockets.
> Hmm, then this is a critical problem.

Sadly this would be a difficult thing for gnome-keyring to change
throughout all the code. It currently verifies the uid equals the
current uid in many places throughout the code.


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