revive from suspend displays screen contents before unlocked

Bug #353460 reported by Christopher Barrington-Leigh on 2009-04-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Bug Description

Suspend works alright on my Asus 62E (Zareason lightlap) but when I wake the machine up from suspending, it briefly shows the entire screen contents before giving a pssword /login prompt to allow the user to authenticate. This means anyone coming across the machine when asleep can get a glimpse (it's more than a glimpse, often) of whatever was in veiwe before sleep was engaged. This is a privacy / security threat. Moreover, it didn't used to happen until 8.10 (I believe) or some update since. Is it just that some graphics buffer needs to be cleared before sleeping?

 lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10

visibility: private → public
affects: ubuntu → gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kees Cook (kees) on 2009-04-16
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Thanks for this bug report. Does this problem still occur in a recent Ubuntu release like Karmic?

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Christopher Barrington-Leigh (cpbl)

It appears to me no longer to occur in Karmic.
I'm marking it fixed.

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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