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gnome-screensaver Monitor Topology Change Security Bypass Weakness

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Release Date:  2010-02-16    Views:  2,929

Secunia Advisory SA38565

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A weakness has been reported in gnome-screensaver, which can be exploited by malicious people with physical access to bypass certain security restrictions.

The weakness is caused due to gnome-screensaver not correctly handling changes to the monitor topology, which can be exploited to e.g. access locked screens by unplugging and replugging a monitor in a certain sequence.

This is related to:
SA38468

The weakness is reported in gnome-screensaver prior to 2.28.3 under Gnome 2.28.


Solution:
Update to version 2.28.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=609789
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-screensaver/2.28/gnome-screensaver-2.28.3.news
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564464

Deep Links:
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