openSUSE 10 Security Update : xscreensaver (xscreensaver-3240)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27500


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


xscreensaver could crash under certain circumstances and so cause unlocking the screen. That could happen for example when LDAP is used for authentication and the network connection gets interrupted for a long time (CVE-2007-1859).


Update the affected xscreensaver package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27500

File Name: suse_xscreensaver-3240.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xscreensaver, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1859

CWE: 287