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TUCoPS :: Linux :: Apps N-Z :: x11amp~1.txt

X11amp playlist

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:32:21 +0100
From: viinikala <kala@DRAGON.CZ>
Subject: x11amp playlist bug


x11 audio mpeg player (x11amp) version 0.65, when installed setuid root
(as suggested by the README file), creates playlist files in ~/.x11amp
while making 'root' the owner of these plaintext files (instead of the
proper user). unfortunatelly, the program DOES follow symlinks, and
overwriting for instance /etc/shadow is therefore trivial:

mkdir ~/.x11amp
ln -s /etc/shadow ~/.x11amp/ekl

now run x11amp, get into the playlist menu, select 'ekl', mark all the
entries and hit 'delete'. no matter if the prg crashes (it might),
/etc/shadow is gone, anyway.

viinikala/rvl&grif <>
i could wrap you up in cotton wool.

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