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0003086Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2017-02-07 17:04
Reporteripatrol 
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PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusacknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003086: Regression of bug 46
DescriptionApparently https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=46 has returned. VLC cannot be run as root, which impedes it's usability for forensic purposes. The VLC devs, after much pleading, appear to have added an --allow-run-as-root option in the build stage, but Kali doesn't enable it (anymore?).
Steps To Reproduceroot@kali:~# vlc
VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root and
cannot be run by non-trusted users first).
root@kali:~# vlc-wrapper
Cannot determine unprivileged user for VLC!
Additional Informationhttps://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=53071
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-02-20 23:14 ipatrol New Issue
2017-02-07 17:04 rhertzog Status new => acknowledged
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