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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.56564
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-269-1 (xscreensaver)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-269-1 (xscreensaver)
Description:
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.

Solution:
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.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-269-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17471
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-2655
http://www.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.linux.security/2004-08/0018.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188149
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:071
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0498.html
SGI Security Advisory: 20060602-01-U
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060602-01-U.asc
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:023 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_23_sr.html
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-269-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17471
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10096
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016150
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016151
http://secunia.com/advisories/20226
http://secunia.com/advisories/20456
http://secunia.com/advisories/20782
http://secunia.com/advisories/22080
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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