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  • Two More X.Org Server Security Advisories Issued - Possible Privilege Escalation

    Phoronix: Two More X.Org Server Security Advisories Issued - Possible Privilege Escalation

    Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative has uncovered two more security issues with the aging X.Org Server that as we roll into 2021 is still powering most of the Linux desktops...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Bugs-Dec-2020

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    All you folks that are running x server privileged and that are allowing black hat hackers to sit at your computer and work on your xkeyboard settings - you need to stop doing that. Bad things could happen.

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    • #3
      Xorg has he same problem such as Intel CPUs.

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      • #4
        After more than 15 years since Wayland hase been developed, Linux developers are not able to implement it in order to make linux operating systems xorg free, because of their ineptitude.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
          After more than 15 years since Wayland hase been developed, Linux developers are not able to implement it in order to make linux operating systems xorg free, because of their ineptitude.
          Wayland is only 12 years old. And that is less than other platforms doing a major GUI interface change todo it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oiaohm View Post

            Wayland is only 12 years old. And that is less than other platforms doing a major GUI interface change todo it.
            12 years are too much, as well. Xorg is overwelmed due to itself obsolescence. The same Xorg developers state that Xorg is no longer adapt to the current necessities of a modern linux operating system. So, to persist in a pathology doesn't fix the aftermaths.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
              After more than 15 years since Wayland hase been developed,
              Did you even check when Wayland development started before you started writing your comment?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dragon321 View Post

                Did you even check when Wayland development started before you started writing your comment?
                do you really think that 3 years are so relevant? Or do you need an excuse to justify any absurd delays?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
                  do you really think that 3 years are so relevant? Or do you need an excuse to justify any absurd delays?
                  Except its not absurd delays. The base to Mac OS quartz started in 1987 and took until year 2000 to be production ready.

                  The reality is 10-15 years is what the expected time to make a replacement to X11 should have been expected to take. Like it or not Azrael5 you had unrealistic expectations when you look at how long all the others have taken.

                  Heck Vista just adding a compositor got into a cat fight with GPU makers and cost Microsoft a complete generation of development. This is not a simple or easy process.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
                    All you folks that are running x server privileged and that are allowing black hat hackers to sit at your computer and work on your xkeyboard settings - you need to stop doing that. Bad things could happen.
                    Drats. My plans to take over the world with ctrl-c ctrl-v have been thwarted.

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