October 3, 2000

Security update for Linux Mandrake

Author: JT Smith

It's posted at LWN.net: "Problem Description:

A problem exists in the /etc/X11/Xsession file which disables the
Xauthority mechanism of the localhost. This means that anyone logged
into the localhost can arbitrarily connect to an X server running on
the localhost. This is only a problem with systems that allow remote
logins and is not a problem on systems that do not support remote
logins or multiple users."

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