Security risk - Screen saver fails to start (was Re:
[chandler-users] Reliably freeze the mouse on Linux)
grant at osafoundation.org
Thu Aug 7 17:18:20 PDT 2008
On 7 Aug, 2008, at 13:14, William K. Volkman wrote:
> And now it has become a security issue, the screen saver attempted to
> lock the screen on my workstation however it couldn't because a grab
> in place. You really have to go through the application and find
> system modal grabs are being done and downgrade them to application
> modal. There really is no reason for a system modal grab.
I've been pondering this modal stuff a bit, and have been a little
confused because there are no "system modal" dialogs in Chandler. I
think Jeffrey earlier said something similar in an earlier thread:
there's no real way in our graphics/windowing library (wx) to create
such a thing.
However, I had a hunch as to what's going on, and found the following
bug logged against wx:
From what I can see, we don't have the patch in that bug. If I roll
that change into a test build at some point, would you be interested
in trying it out?
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