This is a discussion on Re: kde security hole on OpenBSD? - KDE ; [from Espie on openbsd pots mailing list] On Monday 19 December 2005 07:58, Marc Espie wrote: > On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 06:59:13AM -0500, Dave Feustel wrote: > > The permissions of pty's used by kde konsole sessions on ...
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On Monday 19 December 2005 07:58, Marc Espie wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 06:59:13AM -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > The permissions of pty's used by kde konsole sessions on OpenBSD never
> > are properly set for the user to which they are allocated. The permissions of the
> > pty used by a kde konsole session remain owned by root and globally rw.
> > This is because the call from konsole to kgrantpty to allocate the pty and to
> > set the pty ownership and permissions does not seem to connect with OpenBSD's
> > PTMGET command (man 4 pty) which does these tasks in OpenBSD.
> > You can see this after starting a few kde konsole sessions by using 'ls -l'
> > to inspect /dev/ptys[0-9]. The output of the ls command will show the time
> > that the pty was allocated to the kde konsole session, the global rw permissions,
> > and root ownership.
> > Dave Feustel.
> konsole code is a big mess. This is not the actual issue, the actual issue
> is that a big part of konsole needs to be specialized on OpenBSD to use
> openpty, which will solve all of this.
Can a simple interface to OpenBSD's openpty be added to konsole
and used when konsole is compiled for OpenBSD?
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