[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#677682: xfce4: Waking up from hibernation shows what's open before being locked

Mar Mel marmel6942 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 18:09:50 UTC 2012

Showing the contents of the desktop/windows on a system that is supposed to be
locked is a serious security issue. 

I am surprised to find this behavior in the current xscreensaver and more
surprised to see this listed as a "minor" severity bug here on Debian.

This same problematic behavior occurred a few years ago with Ubuntu and
gnome-screensaver. It was fixed shortly thereafter.

Ubuntu took the problem very seriously and the bug in Launchpad was listed as

Upstream gnome also assigned the bug a severity of "critical":

I hope this can be addressed in the current Debian Wheezy with Xfce4.


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