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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN269-1 : xscreensaver vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xscreensaver vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- xscreensaver
- xscreensaver-gl
- xscreensaver-gnome
- xscreensaver-nognome


Description :

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 :

Upgrade to :
- xscreensaver-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-gl-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-gnome-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-nognome-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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