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[Bug 450203] [KDE 4.3] File Manager - Super User Mode can't launch KWrite
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  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 11:57:14 +0000
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Christian Boltz <suse-beta@xxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #27 from Christian Boltz <suse-beta@xxxxxxxxx> 2010-04-06 13:57:11
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(In reply to comment #26)
# Allows root to open windows on your display. Example: KWrite and Kate
xhost +local:0

The problem with xhost is that it allows _every_ user (with a login on your
machine, even if he logs in over SSH) to access your X server. This means not
only things like "display kwrite in superuser mode", but can also mean things
like "run an (invisible) keylogger and steal some passwords". Nice security
problem :-( which means xhost is not recommended... (It might be acceptable as
workaround if you are the only user on your computer.)

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