Too many characters in "Leave a message" can lock up the computer

Bug #196844 reported by Mark Featherston on 2008-02-29
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Screensaver
Fix Released
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-screensaver

I'm running hardy amd64. If you want to test type a few chars and copy, and hold ctrl+v. The computer will lock up, and you will not be able to switch to virtual terminals.

Alex Ruddick (alexrudd0) wrote :

Well, that was fun.

I was able to get out of it using CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, though.


Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-screensaver - 2.22.2-0ubuntu1

gnome-screensaver (2.22.2-0ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * Upstream release.
  * Adds a limit to the number of characters that can be entered into the
    notes dialog. LP: #196844

 -- Ted Gould <email address hidden> Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:10:54 -0700

Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Unknown → Critical
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