RHEL 5 : compiz (RHSA-2008:0485)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated compiz packages that prevent Compiz from breaking screen saver
grabs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Compiz is an OpenGL-based window and compositing manager.

Most screen savers create a top-level fullscreen window to cover the
desktop, and grab the input with that window. Compiz has an option to
un-redirect that window, but in some cases, this breaks the grab and
compromises the locked screen. (CVE-2007-3920)

Users of compiz are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which remove this option to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3920.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0485.html

Solution :

Update the affected compiz and / or compiz-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32427 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3920