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Old 23rd November 2011
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Default Security Flaw in the VTE Library


Basically, the problem is that the terminal buffers are stored within filehandles on the tmp filesystem. If you run strings on your /tmp filesystem as root you should see quite a bit of your previous terminal buffer history, including that of old closed terminals. I consider terminal buffer history to be a sacred thing, so I was quite surprised to find out about this behavior.
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