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

High Nessus Plugin ID 44622


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44622

File Name: suse_11_2_gnome-screensaver-100214.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/16

Modified: 2014/06/13

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: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: 2010/02/14

Reference Information

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