xutils: sessreg utility logs random IP addresses to wtmp

Peter Lieverdink ubuntu at cafuego.net
Sun Jul 10 03:42:45 UTC 2005

Package: xutils
Version: 6.8.2-10
Severity: normal

sessreg (as called by gdm) appears to be logging random IP addresses to wtmp.

Here is the top of my ~/.xsession-errors file:

/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Sun Jul 10 13:30:29 EST 2005
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u 
/var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "cafuego"

And the corresponding output from 'last -d':

cafuego at cabernet:~$ last -d cafuego
cafuego  :0       Sun Jul 10 13:30   still logged in
cafuego  tty1          Sun Jul 10 13:29 - 13:34  (00:05)

The system consistently logs I've confirmed this with other Hoary 
users; they have the same issue. My Breezy machine exhibits the same behaviour, 
but logs more and different random IPs.

I expect the *host_name pointer in sessreg.c in the xorg source is doing wonky 
things. I tried having a go at it, but it's messy source at best ;-)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.13-rc2-cabernet
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages xutils depends on:
ii  cpp                 4:3.3.5-1            The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  libc6               2.3.2.ds1-20ubuntu13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfreetype6        2.1.7-2.3            FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfs6              6.8.2-10             X Font Server library
ii  libncurses5         5.4-4                Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  xorg-common         6.8.2-10             X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  zlib1g              1:1.2.2-4ubuntu1.1   compression library - runtime

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