Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : xscreensaver vulnerability (USN-269-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

In some cases, xscreensaver did not properly grab the keyboard when
reading the password for unlocking the screen, so that the password
was typed into the currently active application window.

The only known vulnerable case was when xscreensaver activated while
an rdesktop session was currently active.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21216 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2655