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VPR Score: 5.5
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly lock all screens when monitors get hotplugged. An attacker with physical access could use this flaw to gain access to a locked session.
It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly handle keyboard grab when monitors get hotplugged. An attacker with physical access could use this flaw to gain access to a locked session. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2010-0422).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected gnome-screensaver package.