How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-12
(gnome-screensaver: Privilege escalation)
gnome-screensaver incorrectly handles the results of the getpwuid()
function in the file src/setuid.c when using directory servers (like
NIS) during a network outage, a similar issue to GLSA 200705-14.
A local user can crash gnome-xscreensaver by preventing network
connectivity if the system uses a remote directory service for
credentials such as NIS or LDAP, which will unlock the screen.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All gnome-screensaver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31959 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0887
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.