Bug#834367: systemctl daemon-reexec (as run on systemd upgrade) causes all keystrokes to go to text console in addition to X (including passwords)

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Mon Aug 15 20:47:21 BST 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 07:58:09PM +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
>  ❦ 15 août 2016 00:53 CEST, Josh Triplett <josh at joshtriplett.org> :
> > [Severity and tag due to the likely possibility of exposing user
> > passwords this way.  If this occurs with the version in jessie as well,
> > it'll require a security update.]
> I think this is fairly recent. I stumbled upon your bug report while
> searching why Alt + "left arrow" switched to another VT. It started to
> happen to me today. Therefore, I think this only happens with 231-2 but
> not with 231-1 (assuming this is the same cause).

I could reproduce it with both 231-1 and 231-2.  I suspect you started
seeing it when you upgraded from 231-1 to 231-2, causing a
daemon-reexec, and then Alt-Left went to the text console in addition to
X, causing it to change VTs.

I had a similar experience: hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del rebooted directly
rather than opening a GNOME dialog, because it went to the console.

- Josh Triplett

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