Fedora 16 : xkeyboard-config-2.3-3.fc16 (2012-0712)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57611


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The previous version of xkeyboard-config included the key combinations to clear and/or kill grabs in the default keymap. This enabled users to get around screen locks that use grabs to prevent input to other applications (e.g. gnome-screensaver). This update moves the definition of the key combinations to a XKB option that must be explicitly enabled by the user.

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 xkeyboard-config package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57611

File Name: fedora_2012-0712.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/20

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xkeyboard-config, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0064

BID: 51562

FEDORA: 2012-0712