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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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).

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36364 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6389