[arch-general] mate-session listening socket lockdown
troyengel+arch at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 16:52:46 UTC 2015
Doing a little hardening, I notice on my workstations that
'mate-session' activates a user-level listening socket on 0.0.0.0 that
you can telnet into and slam with gibberish (and it doesn't exit) --
does anyone know how to set up a config to lock that to 127.0.0.1 and
$ netstat -lntp | grep mate-session
tcp 1 0 0.0.0.0:60715 0.0.0.0:*
tcp6 0 0 :::50621 :::*
$ telnet localhost 60715
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
I've had a perusal of the source and see that it's some sort of
"xmp" thing, but I freely admit I don't do a lot of debugging in this
area of the X world (I'm a server guy). Any pointers what this is for
and how I can get it locked down? The gconf schema file doesn't have a
setting, perhaps it's configured somewhere else?
The Googletubes are failing me, or maybe I just don't understand what
I should be googling for to get the right hits...
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