FreeBSD : gnome-screensaver -- Multiple monitor hotplug issues (0a82ac0c-1886-11df-b0d1-0015f2db7bde)

High Nessus Plugin ID 44599


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Ray Strode reports :

Under certain circumstances it is possible to circumvent the security of screen locking functionality of gnome-screensaver by changing the systems physical monitor configuration.

gnome-screensaver can lose its keyboard grab when locked, exposing the system to intrusion by adding and removing monitors.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44599

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0a82ac0c188611dfb0d10015f2db7bde.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/02/15

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnome-screensaver, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0414, CVE-2010-0422