Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd May 2013 23:22 UTC
X11, Window Managers "Ilja van Sprundel, a security researcher with IOActive, has discovered a large number of issues in the way various X client libraries handle the responses they receive from servers, and has worked with X.Org's security team to analyze, confirm, and fix these issues."
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Not as bad as it sounds?
by Gullible Jones on Fri 24th May 2013 01:30 UTC
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2006-05-23

Most of these don't look like they matter on typical desktop setups.

OTOH, I would think lots of bugs of this type bespeaks bad coding practice. I wonder if more serious vulnerabilities lurk in the bowels of Xorg. (Never mind the design flaws that allow keylogging, etc.)

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RE: Not as bad as it sounds?
by darknexus on Fri 24th May 2013 11:49 in reply to "Not as bad as it sounds?"
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2008-07-15

Most of these don't look like they matter on typical desktop setups.

That's because X.org's only strengths are irrelevant to most desktop setups.

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