SuSE 10 Security Update : xscreensaver (ZYPP Patch Number 5334)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33743


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Following security problem is fixed by this patch :

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


Apply ZYPP patch number 5334.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33743

File Name: suse_xscreensaver-5334.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/28

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0887