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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Clean console safely
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 05:33:59PM +0200, Petr Pisar wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 08:01:13AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> >
> Not yet as this is fresh feature. I'd like to put few words into
> console_codes(4). I guess manual sources are not part of Linux.

No they are not, they have their own maintainer and release schedule.

thanks,

greg k-h
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