Apparently if you type more then 80 characters into an xscreensaver password window it will die and you will gain access to the desktop. Also not that with XFree86 you can often use CNTRL-SHIFT-BACKSPACE to simply kill the server (and whatever X program is locking it).
Kim San Su <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bypass xscreensaver password security
Those where people run a vulnerable version of xscreensaver to lock their X-Windows sessions.
2 December 1997
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:23:04 -0600
From: Aleph One <aleph1@DFW.NET>
Subject: xscreensaver buffer overflow
On an article on c.s.u Kim San Su <email@example.com> (Message-ID:
<34819D49.73C9F17E@comp67.snu.ac.kr>) states he has found a buffer
overflow in xscreensaver.
When you use xscreensaver to lock your workstaion and you enter more than
80 characters at the password input windows, xscreensaver will die and you
will have access to the X desktop.
Aleph One / firstname.lastname@example.org
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