Scientific Linux Security Update : gnome-screensaver on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way gnome-screensaver verified user passwords.
When a system used a remote directory service for login credentials, a
local attacker able to cause a network outage could cause
gnome-screensaver to crash, unlocking the screen. (CVE-2008-0887)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60379 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0887