Scientific Linux Security Update : compiz on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60403


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Most screen savers create a top-level fullscreen window to cover the desktop, and grab the input with that window. Compiz has an option to un-redirect that window, but in some cases, this breaks the grab and compromises the locked screen. (CVE-2007-3920)


Update the affected compiz and / or compiz-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60403

File Name: sl_20080521_compiz_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

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

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: 2008/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3920