Fedora 10 : compiz-fusion-0.7.8-4.fc10 (2009-2986)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37306


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security issue in the expo plugin which allows local users with physical access to drag the screen saver aside and access the locked desktop by using Expo mouse shortcuts.

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 compiz-fusion package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37306

File Name: fedora_2009-2986.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:compiz-fusion, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-6514

BID: 32712

FEDORA: 2009-2986

CWE: 264