|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-269-1 (xscreensaver)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-269-1 (xscreensaver)|
The remote host is missing an update to xscreensaver
announced via advisory USN-269-1.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
The following packages are affected:
xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gnome xscreensaver-nognome
In some cases, xscreensaver did not properly grab the keyboard when
reading the password for unlocking the screen, so that the password
was typed into the currently active application window.
The only known vulnerable case was when xscreensaver activated while
an rdesktop session was currently active.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 4.16-1ubuntu3.1 (for Ubuntu 4.10), or 4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (for
Ubuntu 5.04). After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your
session to effect the necessary changes.
Risk factor : High
BugTraq ID: 17471|
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-2655
SGI Security Advisory: 20060602-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:023 (Google Search)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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