Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnome-screensaver (MDVSA-2010:040)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48174


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in gnome-screensaver :

gnome-screensaver 2.28.0 does not resume adherence to its activation settings after an inhibiting application becomes unavailable on the session bus, which allows physically proximate attackers to access an unattended workstation on which screen locking had been intended (CVE-2009-4641).

gnome-screensaver before 2.28.2 allows physically proximate attackers to bypass screen locking and access an unattended workstation by moving the mouse position to an external monitor and then disconnecting that monitor (CVE-2010-0414).

This update provides gnome-screensaver 2.28.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected gnome-screensaver package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48174

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:gnome-screensaver, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4641, CVE-2010-0414

MDVSA: 2010:040