GLSA-201309-03 : Xlockmore: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201309-03
(Xlockmore: Denial of Service)

A Denial of Service flaw was found in the way Xlockmore performed
the passing of arguments to the underlying localtime() call, when the
&lsquo
dlock&rsquo
mode was used.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition and
potentially obtain unauthorized access to the graphical session,
previously locked by another user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201309-03.xml

Solution :

All Xlockmore users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-misc/xlockmore-5.43'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69547 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56169
61331

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4524
CVE-2013-4143