openSUSE 10 Security Update : xscreensaver (xscreensaver-5333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33742


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Following security problem is fixed by this patch :

CVE-2008-1683: When getpwuid() fails (due to dropped network on NIS accounts) fail instead of silently disabling locking (and just blanking).


Update the affected xscreensaver package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33742

File Name: suse_xscreensaver-5333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/28

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xscreensaver, 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: 2008/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0887