Fedora 8 : xscreensaver-5.03-14.fc8 (2007-2891)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27812


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Related to bug 336331, another case is found which causes xscreensaver password dialog crash. This time a patch from upstream developer is applied and this release 'really' fixes this problem.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27812

File Name: fedora_2007-2891.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/07

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-base, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-extras, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-extras-gss, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-gl-base, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-gl-extras, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xscreensaver-gl-extras-gss, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5585

FEDORA: 2007-2891

CWE: 399