~mil/sxmo-tickets#280: 
run X rootless

As far as I can tell, Xorg is currently ran by root. If possible, X should be run by an unpriviledged user. Purpose: improved security

Status
REPORTED
Submitter
~noneofyourbusiness
Assigned to
No-one
Submitted
4 days ago
Updated
a day ago
Labels
feature low-priority

~noneofyourbusiness 4 days ago

~proycon a day ago

On 21-06-11 06:45, ~noneofyourbusiness wrote:

As far as I can tell, Xorg is currently ran by root. If possible, X should be run by an unpriviledged user. Purpose: improved security

Right, X and xdm run as as root, and that in turn invokes an Xsession which in run under user privileges. If we tackle this then we better do so after the tinydm migration.

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Maarten van Gompel (proycon) https://proycon.anaproy.nl

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