Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 : gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities (USN-669-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the notify feature in gnome-screensaver could
let a local attacker read the clipboard contents of a locked session
by using Ctrl-V. (CVE-2007-6389)

Alan Matsuoka discovered that gnome-screensaver did not properly
handle network outages when using a remote authentication service.
During a network interruption, or by disconnecting the network cable,
a local attacker could gain access to locked sessions. (CVE-2008-0887).

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 : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36364 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6389
CVE-2008-0887