Scientific Linux Security Update : xscreensaver on SL4 i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60175


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Alex Yamauchi discovered a flaw in the way XScreenSaver verifies user passwords. When a system is using a remote directory service for login credentials, a local attacker may be able to cause a network outage causing XScreenSaver to crash, unlocking the screen. (CVE-2007-1859)


Update the affected xscreensaver package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60175

File Name: sl_20070502_xscreensaver_on_SL4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/06/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1859

CWE: 287