Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200677 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000532.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 8 Operating System
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
Root users logging into the GNOME desktop cannot lock the screen via XScreenSaver.
For more information on this issue, please see: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#root-lock
This issue can occur in the following releases:
To determine the version of GNOME on a system, the following command can be run:
There are two possible symptoms for this issue:
To work around this issue, use xlock(1) from a command line.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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