Scientific Linux Security Update : xscreensaver on SL3.0.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected xscreensaver package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60174 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859

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