Security and Javascript

Sam Liddicott sam at
Wed Jul 3 15:19:15 UTC 2013

The sandbox binary on debian was patched out of the package, as "not being
ready" in some way.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Timo Juhani Lindfors
<timo.lindfors at>wrote:

> simo <s at> writes:
> > sandbox -X runs everything into a nested X server (Xephyr here) run
> > explicitly for the application, so that the app does not have direct
> > access to the outer X server.
> Interesting, I'd like to try that out and evaluate its security and
> usability. I can't find "sandbox" binary in Debian, is it perhaps under
> some other name or should I build it from source?
> > Although there was a feature (XACE) to make the X server more secure I
> > do no think it ever worked well enough. I think the only good solution
> > will be to use wayland once it is good enough. Its model isolates each
> > process and is much better from a security pov from what I've been told
> > so far.
> Indeed. The only working models that I have seen are Qubes OS and just
> using xpra/vnc with virtual machine/another user.
> -Timo
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