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quickie fix to xdm port problem
From: mrn () SHAW WAVE CA (id est)
Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 08:16:46 -0600
When "xdm" starts up, it creates a random high-numbered port
that is apparently vulnerable to buffer overruns. The following
is an extremely stone-knives-and-bearskins hack to deal with
this problem, useful for those of us who just run X on a single
machine and don't use "chooser".
Get the source for "xdm" and comment out the line
chooserFd = socket (AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
in the file "socket.c". Build and install. That's it.
This closes that particular hole, abeit crudely. xdm starts
up, seems to run normally, and does not create that random high-
Works for me under RedHat 4.2 (Linux 2.0.33), your mileage may vary.
- quickie fix to xdm port problem id est (May 19)