Fedora 12 : gnome-screensaver-2.28.2-1.fc12 (2010-1556)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47263


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


gnome-screensaver currently doesn't deal with monitors getting removed properly. If the unlock dialog is on the removed monitor then the unlock dialog and its associated keyboard grab are not moved to an existing monitor when the monitor removal is processed. This means that users can gain access to the locked system by placing the mouse pointer on an external monitor and then disconnect the external monitor. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=609337

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47263

File Name: fedora_2010-1556.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/01

Modified: 2015/10/20

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:fedoraproject:fedora:gnome-screensaver, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0414

OSVDB: 62219

FEDORA: 2010-1556