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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Clean console safely
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 04:54:33PM +0200, Petr Písař wrote:
> Traditional \E[2J sequence erases console display but scroll-back
> buffer and underlying device (frame) buffer keep data that can be
> accessed by scrolling console back.
> This patch introduce new \E[J parameter 3 that allows to scramble
> scroll-back buffer explicitly. Session locking programs (screen,
> vlock) can use it to prevent attacker to browse locked console
> history.

Is this also documented somewhere so that people know about it?


greg k-h
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