Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnome-screensaver (MDVSA-2008:132)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37475


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was found in gnome-screensaver prior to 2.22.1 when a remote authentication server was enabled. During a network outage, gnome-screensaver would crash upon an unlock attempt, allowing physically local users to gain access to locked sessions (CVE-2008-0887).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37475

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnome-screensaver, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0887

BID: 28575

MDVSA: 2008:132