[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#721744: Bug#721744: Pollutes home with .Xauthority.* files (with bad permissions)

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Sep 4 19:35:34 UTC 2013

On mar., 2013-09-03 at 19:10 +0200, Yuri D'Elia wrote:
> I noticed this issue a couple of months ago.
> lightdm likes to create (backup?) copies of .Xauthority files for some
> reason.
> I never paid attention to the dynamics, but I have a
> dozen .Xauthority.* files
> in my ~ which look like stale cookies and/or temporary files created
> by
> mkstemp(2) or a similar function.
> Moreover, all these files, *including* the current .Xauthority file
> are created
> 0644, which is a (grave) security issue by itself.
> This effect also seems to be reported in ubuntu, with no action:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm/+bug/1175023

I don't have .Xauthority files polluting my homedir so I'm not sure what
happens to you, but the 0644 perms indeed don't look too good.

Stay tuned.

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