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Bug 1701 - gnome-pty-helper's Unix98 pty support is broken.
Summary: gnome-pty-helper's Unix98 pty support is broken.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-03-23 20:10 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-24 16:57:43 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 1999-03-23 20:10:17 UTC
It creates /dev/pts entries owned by root,
not by the actual user. This causes problems
later on when you try to write to your
own terminal...

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-23 20:46:59 UTC
The following patch should fix it:
--- gnome-libs-1.0.3/zvt/gnome-pty-helper.c.orig	Tue Mar 23 15:36:14
1999+++ gnome-libs-1.0.3/zvt/gnome-pty-helper.c	Tue Mar 23 15:41:11
@@ -284,7 +284,11 @@
 		exit (1);

+        setegid(pwent->pw_gid);
+        seteuid(pwent->pw_uid);
 	status = openpty (&master_pty, &slave_pty, term_name, NULL, NULL);
+        setuid(getuid());
+        setgid(getgid());
 	if (status == -1){
 		result = 0;
 		write (STDIN_FILENO, &result, sizeof (result));

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 1999-03-24 16:57:59 UTC
I will be using the patch supplied when building gnome-core,
and I have submitted the patch to the GNOME developers.

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