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* bug#23317: openssh: ssh client: xauth path is invalid - "/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth"
@ 2016-04-19 20:39 Danny Milosavljevic
  2016-04-28  5:30 ` Danny Milosavljevic
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Danny Milosavljevic @ 2016-04-19 20:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 23317

$ ssh -X daya20
Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated

Because:

$ strings $(which ssh) |grep  /xauth
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth
%s/xauthfile

However,

$ which xauth
/home/dannym/.guix-profile/bin/xauth

Adding the following and rebuilding doesn't help either (for some reason):
diff --git a/gnu/packages/ssh.scm b/gnu/packages/ssh.scm
index b8f107b..d85124b 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/ssh.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/ssh.scm
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@
   #:autoload   (gnu packages boost) (boost)
   #:use-module (gnu packages base)
   #:use-module (gnu packages tls)
+  #:use-module (gnu packages xorg)
   #:use-module (gnu packages)
   #:use-module (guix packages)
   #:use-module (guix download)
@@ -131,7 +132,8 @@ a server that supports the SSH-2 protocol.")
    (build-system gnu-build-system)
    (inputs `(("groff" ,groff)
              ("openssl" ,openssl)
-             ("zlib" ,zlib)))
+             ("zlib" ,zlib)
+             ("xauth" ,xauth)))
    (arguments
     `(#:test-target "tests"
       #:phases

But
  $ ssh -o XAuthLocation=$(which xauth) daya20
works.

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* bug#23317: openssh: ssh client: xauth path is invalid - "/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth"
  2016-04-19 20:39 bug#23317: openssh: ssh client: xauth path is invalid - "/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth" Danny Milosavljevic
@ 2016-04-28  5:30 ` Danny Milosavljevic
  2016-08-01  9:51   ` Ludovic Courtès
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Danny Milosavljevic @ 2016-04-28  5:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 23317

But

  $ ssh -Y -o XAuthLocation=$(which xauth) daya20

works without the patch.

And

  $ ssh -Y daya20

works with the patch.

But

  $ ssh -X daya20

never works, with or without the patch. Huh.

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* bug#23317: openssh: ssh client: xauth path is invalid - "/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth"
  2016-04-28  5:30 ` Danny Milosavljevic
@ 2016-08-01  9:51   ` Ludovic Courtès
  2021-11-20  2:05     ` Maxim Cournoyer
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2016-08-01  9:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Danny Milosavljevic; +Cc: 23317

Hi!

Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:

> But
>
>   $ ssh -Y -o XAuthLocation=$(which xauth) daya20
>
> works without the patch.
>
> And
>
>   $ ssh -Y daya20
>
> works with the patch.

I pushed the patch as commit 683a4a34cd4a565cbdb0b46a326e30795657814c.
This increases the closure size of OpenSSH from 89 to 118 MiB (+33%),
but I think it’s a useful addition.

> But
>
>   $ ssh -X daya20
>
> never works, with or without the patch. Huh.

I’ve straced “ssh -X”, and it shows that xauth fails like this:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
4742  write(2, "/gnu/store/86f0c3h99sl9z4x4w30hfy33i7nv2ik9-xauth-1.0.9/bin/xauth: (argv):1:  ", 78) = 78
4742  write(2, "couldn't query Security extension on display \":0.0\"\n", 52) = 52
4742  unlink("/tmp/ssh-FDByknME3mmd/xauthfile-c") = 0
4742  unlink("/tmp/ssh-FDByknME3mmd/xauthfile-l") = 0
4742  umask(022)                        = 077
4742  exit_group(1)                     = ?
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

This is because the SECURITY extension are disabled in our xorg-server
package.  We could configure it with --enable-xcsecurity, but upstream
disables it by default and it seems to be deprecated:

  https://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/Security/

Thoughts?

Ludo’.

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* bug#23317: openssh: ssh client: xauth path is invalid - "/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth"
  2016-08-01  9:51   ` Ludovic Courtès
@ 2021-11-20  2:05     ` Maxim Cournoyer
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Maxim Cournoyer @ 2021-11-20  2:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ludovic Courtès; +Cc: 23317-done

Hi,

ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hi!
>
> Danny Milosavljevic <dannym@scratchpost.org> skribis:
>
>> But
>>
>>   $ ssh -Y -o XAuthLocation=$(which xauth) daya20
>>
>> works without the patch.
>>
>> And
>>
>>   $ ssh -Y daya20
>>
>> works with the patch.
>
> I pushed the patch as commit 683a4a34cd4a565cbdb0b46a326e30795657814c.
> This increases the closure size of OpenSSH from 89 to 118 MiB (+33%),
> but I think it’s a useful addition.
>
>> But
>>
>>   $ ssh -X daya20
>>
>> never works, with or without the patch. Huh.
>
> I’ve straced “ssh -X”, and it shows that xauth fails like this:
>
> 4742  write(2, "/gnu/store/86f0c3h99sl9z4x4w30hfy33i7nv2ik9-xauth-1.0.9/bin/xauth: (argv):1:  ", 78) = 78
> 4742  write(2, "couldn't query Security extension on display \":0.0\"\n", 52) = 52
> 4742  unlink("/tmp/ssh-FDByknME3mmd/xauthfile-c") = 0
> 4742  unlink("/tmp/ssh-FDByknME3mmd/xauthfile-l") = 0
> 4742  umask(022)                        = 077
> 4742  exit_group(1)                     = ?
>
> This is because the SECURITY extension are disabled in our xorg-server
> package.  We could configure it with --enable-xcsecurity, but upstream
> disables it by default and it seems to be deprecated:
>
>   https://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/Security/
>
> Thoughts?

It seems to me that while imperfect, these security measures provide
additional security in X11 forwarding context.  Also, they are enabled
in Debian [0] and Fedora [1] and many other places, so it seems
reasonable to do so too.

I've added the flag in commit 87b4c66b72 on core-updates-frozen.

Closing!

Maxim

[0]  https://salsa.debian.org/xorg-team/xserver/xorg-server/-/blob/debian-unstable/debian/rules.flags#L64
[1]  https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/xorg-x11-server/blob/rawhide/f/xorg-x11-server.spec#_350





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