NetBSD Problem Report #43184

From dholland@eecs.harvard.edu  Tue Apr 20 21:47:25 2010
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Subject: insane paranoia in xterm
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>Number:         43184
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       insane paranoia in xterm
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    xsrc-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 20 21:50:00 +0000 2010
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 5.99.22 (20091208)
>Organization:
>Environment:
System: NetBSD tanaqui 5.99.22 NetBSD 5.99.22 (TANAQUI) #31: Tue Dec 8 22:53:35 EST 2009 dholland@tanaqui:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/TANAQUI i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
>Description:

# env DISPLAY=fubar xterm
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
Exit 1


..."safely formatted". right.

>How-To-Repeat:

Run xterm as root with an invalid DISPLAY.

>Fix:

administer beatdown?

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