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Bug 455450 - xsane passes device FD to browser when viewing help
Summary: xsane passes device FD to browser when viewing help
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xsane
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 244297
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-15 15:34 UTC by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2009-12-18 06:14 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 06:14:55 UTC

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Description Nils Philippsen 2008-07-15 15:34:07 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #244297 +++

Description of problem:
I was using xsane to test my Firewire scanner.  I clicked Help->Xsane doc to 
open a browser on the documentation.  Then xsane crashed.  When I attempted to 
restart it, it said there were no scanners.  I then exited Firefox, and 
restarted xsane.  With firefox exited, xsane found the scanner and started.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.exit any existing browser
2.start xsane Help->Xsane doc lsof.  See that firefox has /dev/sg0 open.
Actual results:
Firefox has a /dev/sg0 descriptor

Expected results:
Firefox cannot access the scanner device.

Additional info:
This is probably a minor bug, but leaky file descriptors can have bad 
side-effects, including possible security holes.  (Although I can't think of a 
plausible one here.)

Comment 1 Christopher D. Stover 2008-10-27 02:49:53 UTC
Any reason to keep this open since the same bug is filled under RHEL Nils?

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2008-10-28 10:35:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Any reason to keep this open since the same bug is filled under RHEL Nils?

Sure. I'll likely attempt to fix this in Rawhide first, then push the fix to stable Fedora releases. If I don't fix it in Rawhide, but only in stable releases, it might sneak back on us in future OS versions and I'd like to avoid that ;-).

Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2008-10-28 10:52:47 UTC
For completeness sake: after having it in stable Fedora I'll attempt a backport to RHEL.

Comment 4 Christopher D. Stover 2008-10-28 17:39:21 UTC
Ok, thanks for the explaination Nils.  I've marked the bug as assigned.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:33:40 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 06:14:55 UTC
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