[Nottingham] Local security exploit

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 22:27:59 UTC 2012

On 19/01/12 21:28, Joshua Lock wrote:
> This is a recently discovered vulnerability in X.org 1.11 and has lit
> up my newsfeed today:
> https://lwn.net/Articles/476134/

Yup.  It was reported on reddit as "*Every* Linux screen locker broken
by a keypress", so I am not surprised it caused a bit of a stir.  It's a
serious bug, but should only affect those on the bleeding edge I would
have thought and I think a fix is already in the works.  No waiting
until a Tuesday :)

10.10 is immune (on 1.9, so no surprise really.  It's probably got more
bugs/exploits than is healthy...)
Jason Irwin

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