Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : xscreensaver vulnerability (USN-474-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that xscreensaver did not correctly validate the
return values from network authentication systems such as LDAP or NIS.
A local attacker could bypass a locked screen if they were able to
interrupt network connectivity.

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 : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28075 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859
CVE-2008-0887

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