This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 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