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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

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