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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0197 :
An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes a security flaw is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
gnome-screensaver is the GNOME project's official screen saver
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)
Users of gnome-screensaver should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 67673 ()
Bugtraq ID: 28575
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0887
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