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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0322 :
An updated xscreensaver package that fixes a security flaw is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
XScreenSaver is a collection of screensavers.
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)
Users of XScreenSaver should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected xscreensaver package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 67485 ()
Bugtraq ID: 23783
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859
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