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X11/X.Org Security In Bad Shape 179

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-blame-the-schools dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A presentation at the Chaos Communication Congress explains how X11 Server security with being 'worse than it looks.' The presenter found more than 120 bugs in a few months of security research and is not close to being done in his work. Upstream X.Org developers have begun to call most of his claims valid. The presentation by Ilja van Sprunde is available for streaming."
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X11/X.Org Security In Bad Shape

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @07:08PM (#45833311)

    Aren't we going to replace it with Wayland or something really soon?

  • Re: XWayland (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @10:46PM (#45834467)

    To my surprise I raise the following question!

    The same people who worked on X Org are working on Wayland now!

    These people removed a couple of hundret thousands of lines of code from X Org.
    They refactored the code.
    They cleaned the code.
    They think they know what they were doing.

    How can we trust them to be sucessful with Wayland ?

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