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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:57:19 +0000
From: Malte Kraus <>
To: "" <>
CC: "" <>
Subject: Re: Privileged File Access from Desktop Applications

On Thu, 2019-07-11 at 09:33 -0400,  Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> So these links seem to say that things have been structured so you
> *can't* run GUI apps as root, not that there is a special or unusual
> security problem in Wayland if you run an application as root
I didn't (intend to) say there is an (additional) security problem. I
just tried to succinctly explain why the desktop environments are
coming up with these D-Bus interfaces now.

Malte Kraus <>
Security Engineer
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH, GF: Felix Imend├Ârffer, Mary
Higgins, Sri Rasiah, HRB 21284 (AG N├╝rnberg)

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