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On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 07:18:47PM -0400, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> > I ran firefox setuid to a different (not my main user), uid+gid, gave
> > my main account that gid as a supplemental group, and gave that uid
> > access to the X magic cookie.
> You need to use runxas to get any kind of real security.
Interesting script - sad how everyone reinvents equivalent things.
I had been experimenting with running the whole lot under Xnest, with two extra users - one for the Xnest which had the main X cookie, and another for the browser. But found that it was just too awkward (since I use multiple browser windows as well a tabs).
So I ended up trading a small security gain vs usablity.
The other thing I started playing with was the NX version of Xnest, since it allows for a rootless server...
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