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[karlheg@hegbloom.net: Why must X run as root?]



Would someone care to explain low-level bus access to Karl?

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Is there any reason why X cannot chuid and fully drop permissions
after it opens any sockets it needs or whatever?  Why must it run as
root?

<naive>
 What are the chances of something malicious attempting to overfill an
 X property or something in order to try and cause an overflow... ?
</naive>

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