[Nottingham] Local security exploit

Rory Holland rory at linux.com
Thu Jan 19 21:16:07 UTC 2012

Hey everyone, I wonder if you could try this out for me.

If you're running an X server, lock your screen, then hit the following key

Ctrl + Alt + *

Use the * on your numpad.

Does it unlock for you? Could you let me know yes or know, and what
distribution and version of X you are running? I think this is quite a
major security flaw in X but it might just be my system doing a fart.

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