Re: X11 exploit info
On Sunday 12 February 2006 01:28, Christian Mueller wrote:[color=blue][color=green]
> > There's this gem, too : "any time you SSH to another machine, that
> > machine's administrators could attack you".
> > Thanks for the laugh, anyway.[/color]
> Why do you think this is funny?[/color]
Because this article claims to explain a fairly subtle problem that would
arise in circumstances where a much more obvious problem is already present.
It's like explaining you shouldn't fire up a Tesla coil in an explosive
When you ssh to a machine which sysadmin is not trustworthy, then *anything*
on that machine is suspect. Including all the programs you will execute there
remotely, be it X clients or plain shell commands, and even the sshd you're
logging in through.
I agree the overall conclusion is still a good thing to know, but it's hardly
worth a whole article.
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