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RHSA-2008:0218: gnome-screensaver security update

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RHSA-2008:0218: gnome-screensaver security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
04/06/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/21/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

gnome-screensaver is the GNOME project's official screen saver program.A flaw was found in the way gnome-screensaver verified user passwords. Whena system used a remote directory service for login credentials, a localattacker able to cause a network outage could cause gnome-screensaver tocrash, unlocking the screen. (CVE-2008-0887)Users of gnome-screensaver should upgrade to this updated package, whichcontains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-screensaver

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