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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 17:48:51 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Any ideas with xterm/xfree problem?
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On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 05:30:00PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>It used to be that way, but then a new token wasn't created when the
>>>gid changed and the uid didn't (in cygwin gid changes are not really
>>>effective until the next setuid).
>>
>>That probably explains what's happening then.  Harold Hunt just posted
>>an strace.  Does this make sense?
>
>I assume the process isn't privileged.  As the uid and gid don't change
>(if I understand), the line 385 5428879 [main] xterm 1536 seteuid32:
>Process token not verified is abnormal.  I am downloading xfree and
>will look into it.

Yes, the process isn't privileged.  As I understand it, xterm calls setuid
with its own uid.

I appreciate your looking into this very much.

cgf

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