Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities (USN-907-1)

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 lock all
screens when monitors get hotplugged. An attacker with physical access
could use this flaw to gain access to a locked session.
(CVE-2010-0285)

It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly handle
keyboard grab when monitors get hotplugged. An attacker with physical
access could use this flaw to gain access to a locked session. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2010-0422).

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45016 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38254

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0285
CVE-2010-0422