When changing vtys using Ctrl-Atl-F1 then back to xorg using
Ctrl-Alt-F9, whatever text was most recently selected in the
mousebuffer is pasted back on the return to the xorg vty.
This is dangerous (and a potential security threat) as a command
could be executed when it is not expected.
This error and a patch have been posted to the xorg bugs system. Please
add the patch to the FreeBSD port.
How-To-Repeat: start xorg
open an xterm window
use LEFT mouse button to select some text
type Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to console vty
type Ctrl-Alt-F9 to switch back to xorg
observe that the previously selected text is now pasted
Over to maintainer(s).
To clarify, the patch proposed at freedesktop.org is a patch
that will drop into our x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse port to
fix this problem.
flz 2008-03-13 14:06:52 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
Add patch to fix possibly insecure mouse behavior when switching VT.
Submitted by: J.R. Oldroyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Obtained from: fd.o xorg/driver/xf86-input-mouse repository
Commit id: 6a03e8bd9699a33dabcdd2bbcf51a001ddfd5534
Revision Changes Path
1.4 +1 -0 ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse/Makefile
1.1 +38 -0 ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse/files/patch-dont-flush-buttons-6a03e8bd (new)
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