Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:55:38 -0400 From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@...rmont.com> To: Malte Kraus <malte.kraus@...e.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Privileged File Access from Desktop Applications On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:30:36 -0400 "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@...rmont.com> wrote: > On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:58:37 +0000 Malte Kraus <malte.kraus@...e.com> > wrote: > > With Wayland, it's no longer supported to run graphical > > applications as root. > > Can you explain (or point to) a description of why this is a > problem? (It seems like preventing people from editing > administrative files as root and requiring that they use a dbus > based file i/o system is likely to be a source of bugs for years to > come...) FYI, I've googled around and been unable to easily find any mention of this problem or a description of why it might be an issue. A link to something talking about it would still be appreciated. Perry -- Perry E. Metzger perry@...rmont.com
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