openSUSE Security Update : gnome-screensaver (gnome-screensaver-1973)

high Nessus Plugin ID 44622


New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


gnome-screensaver was updated to the stable release 2.28.3, fixing various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: When resuming a system gnome-screensaver does not lock external displays that got connected while the system was suspended (CVE-2010-0285: CVSS v2 Base Score:

Additionally another bug in gnome-screensaver was fixed that allowed bypassing the unlock dialog by using a removable monitor.
(CVE-2010-0414: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.2)

Pressing 'return' repeatedly caused a X error which terminated the lock and so allowed local users to access the underlying session. (no CVE yet)

CVE-2010-0422: gnome-screensaver can lose its keyboard grab when locked, exposing the system to intrusion by adding and removing monitors.


Update the affected gnome-screensaver packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44622

File Name: suse_11_2_gnome-screensaver-100214.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/16/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-screensaver, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-screensaver-lang, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/14/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0285, CVE-2010-0414, CVE-2010-0422