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Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2021 04:03:42 +0200
From: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki <>
Subject: Re: XScreenSaver 5.45: Disconnecting a video output can cause
 XScreenSaver to crash and unlock

On Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 02:55:10AM +0200, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
> The issue affects only XScreenSaver version 5.45. Versions 5.44 and
> older, as well as 6.00, are not affected. The XScreenSaver author was
> notified about this issue and decided not to publish an advisory, as the
> issue does not affect the most recent version.
> The Qubes Security Team has decided to address this issue in Qubes OS by
> patching this specific bug rather than immediately upgrading to the 6.00
> version.

And here is the patch applied in Qubes OS:

Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab

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