SuSE9 Security Update : xscreensaver (YOU Patch Number 12174)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41216


The remote SuSE 9 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 YOU patch number 12174.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41216

File Name: suse9_12174.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

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: 2008/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0887