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Re: hole in turbolinux 1.2 default xinitrc (FIX)
From: sstone () UME PHT CO JP (Scott Stone)
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 09:59:16 +0900


On Fri, 1 May 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

Anyone running X11 on a turbo linux 1.2 system (who has not modified
anything) is most likely affected.

I attempted to notify the author here first, but it bounced... so here you
go.

this is the default xinitrc on Turbolinux 1.2 systems.  anyone see a hole?
being that Turbolinux 1.2 is based on Red Hat 5, RH5 may have this hole
too.

Apparently not. Just checked

xinitrc-1.3-5

contains no xhost references.


OK, here's the scoop on the TurboLinux bug:

It affects both v1.0 and v1.2.
It can be temporarily fixed by simply commenting out the offending line.
It may be PROPERLY fixed by getting:

ftp.turbolinux.com:/pub/tl_updates/xinitrc-2.0-3TL.i386.rpm

Upgrade with:

rpm -Uvh xinitrc-2.0-3TL.i386.rpm


PS - TL 1.2 is not based on RH 5.  ie, don't expect any glibc support in
1.2.  TL 2.0 will have glibc support, but it's not based on Redhat's
model... ours does it slightly differently.

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Scott M. Stone <sstone () pht com, sstone () turbolinux com>
               <sstone () pht co jp>
Linux Developer/Systems Administrator for Pacific HiTech, Inc.
http://www.pht.com              http://armadillo.pht.co.jp
http://www.pht.co.jp            http://www.turbolinux.com



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