Ubuntu 9.10 : gnome-screensaver vulnerability (USN-898-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly handle
monitor hotplugging. An attacker with physical access could cause
gnome-screensaver to crash and gain access to the locked session.

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44586 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0414