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  • X.Org Hit By New Round Of Security Issues, Multiple Libraries Affected

    Phoronix: X.Org Hit By New Round Of Security Issues, Multiple Libraries Affected

    Back in 2013 we heard how X.Org security is worse than it looks and how for a period there were many X.Org security issues. It's been a while since last seeing a number of X.Org security vulnerabilities come about at once, but that's changed with this morning's disclosure...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ecurity-Issues

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    I just had my round of compiles for ~6 machines last week. There was some libX*, perl stuff (gah!) and the usual openssl double-release within a few days. Now it's X again. Not really enthusiastic about that. :/
    But better fix in time than being sorry later.
    Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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    • #3
      It's pretty annoying that screen lockers like slock run as setuid and don't use PAM. They claim that only plan9's PAM-like module is good enough and since we don't run plan9, local passwd files and root permissions is a good alternative.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Adarion View Post
        I just had my round of compiles for ~6 machines last week. There was some libX*, perl stuff (gah!) and the usual openssl double-release within a few days. Now it's X again. Not really enthusiastic about that. :/
        But better fix in time than being sorry later.
        It's probably less hassle than the fortnightly rebuilds of Libreoffice...

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        • #5
          Nobody's perfect! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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          • #6
            Is XWayland also affected by vulnerabilities?

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