Bypassing lock screen

Bug #1609981 reported by First on 2016-08-04
This bug affects 1 person
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

  settings > keyboard > hotkeys > next source: Caps Lock
  # suppose num lock can be effected too
  # Mod2+Caps Lock or Caps Lock doesnt matter

  1. lock screen with super + l
  2. press caps lock then unity will blink and you will see desktop for a half a second or so. on that period do clicks anywhere in window. on success unity lock screen wont reappear and you will be inside.

  sometimes it works from 1st try, sometimes need some pron with clicking
  after i done it on working machine i retried on virtualbox fresh installed without any encryption. Works too.
  i use hp probook 450 g1 hasswell. graphic card is intel builtin.

  on pressing caps lock next source switch


lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

apt-cache policy unity
  Установлен: 7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1
  Кандидат: 7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1
  Таблица версий:
 *** 7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1 500
        500 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     7.4.0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages

First (a13x-prinz) wrote :

forgot to say tried it with en + ru layouts, but suppose it doesnt matter

information type: Private Security → Public Security
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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