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Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:18:59 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Gu1 <>
Subject: Re: Screen locking programs on Xorg 1.11

On 01/18/2012 05:03 PM, Gu1 wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently found out that it is possible to kill a screensaver/screen
> locker program on the latest version of Xorg (1.11 shipped with
> archlinux, debian wheezy..) using the Ctrl+Alt+Multiply key binding.
> This behavior seems to have been introduced in a recent commit[1] and i
> couldn't find a way to disable it.
> All screen locking programs i tested (gnome-screensaver, kscreenlocker,
> slock, slimlock...), are basically rendered useless.
> Not sure if this is a bug or a feature... :)
> [1]:
Confirmed. Please use CVE-2012-0064 for this issue.


-- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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