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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60736
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0218
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0218.

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0218.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.7

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0887
BugTraq ID: 28575
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28575
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00163.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00206.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-12.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:132
http://osvdb.org/35531
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10813
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0197
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0197.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0218.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019749
http://secunia.com/advisories/29595
http://secunia.com/advisories/29606
http://secunia.com/advisories/29742
http://secunia.com/advisories/29759
http://secunia.com/advisories/30967
http://secunia.com/advisories/32691
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:014 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-669-1
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