[SunRay-Users] Kiosk mode security problem?

Lars Tunkrans lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Tue Oct 20 21:58:23 EEST 2009

Jörg ,   

    I Filed the first report on this bug   more than a year ago.     I 
can confirm  that its fixed   with a later   JDS Desktop  Patch.


Jörg Barfurth skrev:
> Antony Healey schrieb:
>> I’ve been using the Kiosk mode with the only application (as 
>> ‘Critical’) being Firefox. To my mind, this should mean that Firefox 
>> is the only thing the user can see/use.
>> Yet we’ve discovered that if you “right-click” on the Orange menu 
>> button, you can open up a floating menu and “Browse” is available. 
>> You can then browse the local file system.
>> That hardly qualifies as ‘kiosk’ in my mind. Can anyone recommend an 
>> easy way to prevent this from happening, is there a place to turn 
>> this off for all kiosk-mode users?
> This is a known bug (6519615) in JDS, that should be fixed with recent 
> revisions (-28 and later; -34 is current) of the GNOME Desktop Patch 
> (122212(SPARC)/122213(x86)).
> Alternatively you can use the CDE-based kiosk session with your 
> firefox application or create a special kiosk session that does not 
> involve an entire desktop environment, but only starts firefox - and 
> an X window manager of your choice, if your firefox application 
> requires multiple/popup windows.
> - Jörg Barfurth

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