Bug#456824: Prevent setuid/setguid process to run

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Dec 18 10:24:24 UTC 2007

Le mardi 18 décembre 2007 à 09:59 +0100, Emmanuel Fleury a écrit :
> Package: libgtk2.0-0
> Version: 2.12.3-2
> Severity: serious
> --- Please enter the report below this line. ---
> Recently (about a week ago) my network-manager applet,
> gnome-power-manager and my gnome-volume-manager refused to work
> properly. I looked at my ~/.xsession-errors file and I saw the following:
> (process:3601): Gtk-WARNING **: This process is currently running setuid
> or setgid.
> This is not a supported use of GTK+. You must create a helper
> program instead. For further details, see:
>     http://www.gtk.org/setuid.html
> Refusing to initialize GTK+.

> My guess (and this is ONLY a guess, might be wrong) is that Gtk+ is
> preventing these three processes (network-manager-applet,
> gnome-power-manager and gnome-volume-manager) to work properly.

None of these applications are setuid/setgid, and we would already know
if Gtk+ was breaking the whole desktop this way.

Problems with these specific applications (and the gnome-mount warnings)
are more likely to show a bug in hal. Could you downgrade hal-info to
version 20071030-1, restart hal and see if it still happens ?

As for your setuid issue, it could either come from a wrong check on the
GTK+ side, or be completely unrelated. It would be nice to know whether
the warnings still show up after fixing your hal issue.

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