Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities (USN-907-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45016

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VPR Score: 5.5

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It 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.
(CVE-2010-0285)

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).

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Solution

Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/907-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45016

File Name: ubuntu_USN-907-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/09

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnome-screensaver, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/24

Reference Information

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

BID: 38254

USN: 907-1