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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
Alex Yamauchi discovered a flaw in the way XScreenSaver verifies user
passwords. When a system is using a remote directory service for login
credentials, a local attacker may be able to cause a network outage
causing XScreenSaver to crash, unlocking the screen. (CVE-2007-1859)
See also :
Update the affected xscreensaver package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60174 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859