Ubuntu 7.10 : compiz vulnerability (USN-537-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-537-1 fixed vulnerabilities in gnome-screensaver. The fixes were
incomplete, and only reduced the scope of the vulnerability, without
fully solving it. This update fixes related problems in compiz.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28144 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3920