Ubuntu 7.10 : gnome-screensaver vulnerability (USN-537-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Jens Askengren discovered that gnome-screensaver became confused when
running under Compiz, and could lose keyboard lock focus. A local
attacker could exploit this to bypass the user's locked screen saver.

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 gnome-screensaver package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28143 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26188

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3920

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