Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xscreensaver (MDKSA-2007:097)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A problem with the way xscreensaver verifies user passwords was
discovered by Alex Yamauchi. When a system is using remote
authentication (i.e. LDAP) for logins, a local attacker able to cause
a network outage on the system could cause xscreensaver to crash,
which would unlock the screen.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25157 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-097.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859

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