RHEL 5 : compiz (RHSA-2008:0485)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32427


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated compiz packages that prevent Compiz from breaking screen saver grabs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Compiz is an OpenGL-based window and compositing manager.

Most screen savers create a top-level fullscreen window to cover the desktop, and grab the input with that window. Compiz has an option to un-redirect that window, but in some cases, this breaks the grab and compromises the locked screen. (CVE-2007-3920)

Users of compiz are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which remove this option to resolve this issue.


Update the affected compiz and / or compiz-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32427

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0485.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/22

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:compiz, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:compiz-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3920

BID: 26188

RHSA: 2008:0485