Scientific Linux Security Update : compiz on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Most screen savers create a top-level fullscreen window to cover the
desktop, and grab the input with that window. Compiz has an option to
un-redirect that window, but in some cases, this breaks the grab and
compromises the locked screen. (CVE-2007-3920)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4e8ada67

Solution :

Update the affected compiz and / or compiz-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60403 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3920