GLSA-201309-03 : Xlockmore: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

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
‘dlock’ 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 :

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69547 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56169

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4524

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