Fedora 16 : xkeyboard-config-2.3-3.fc16 (2012-0712)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

The previous version of xkeyboard-config included the key combinations
to clear and/or kill grabs in the default keymap. This enabled users
to get around screen locks that use grabs to prevent input to other
applications (e.g. gnome-screensaver). This update moves the
definition of the key combinations to a XKB option that must be
explicitly enabled by the user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=783039
http://www.nessus.org/u?6c958b08

Solution :

Update the affected xkeyboard-config package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57611 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51562

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0064

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