about using privileged (KAuth) helpers: system dbus daemon on OS X?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Sep 18 16:32:35 UTC 2016

On domingo, 18 de setembro de 2016 10:03:54 PDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Saturday September 17 2016 20:24:22 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >On sábado, 17 de setembro de 2016 21:37:15 PDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> >> I can only presume this is the case on Linux too, but how then can it
> >> connect to the user's session bus there?
> >
> >It can't.
> So is it normal that the helper process is launched by the system dbus? If
> so, can someone please explain how the helper procedure is supposed to play
> out at the level of dbus communication?

dbus-daemon launches helper, helper sets the environment up to avoid any leak 
of information from the daemon but also to setuid correctly, then execs the 
target process.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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