|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0197|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
gnome-screensaver is the GNOME project's official screen saver program.
A flaw was found in the way gnome-screensaver verified user passwords. When
a system used a remote directory service for login credentials, a local
attacker able to cause a network outage could cause gnome-screensaver to
crash, unlocking the screen. (CVE-2008-0887)
Users of gnome-screensaver should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Risk factor : Medium
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0887|
BugTraq ID: 28575
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0197
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:014 (Google Search)
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