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USN-474-1: xscreensaver vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/02/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

XScreenSaver 4.10, when using a remote directory service for credentials, does not properly handle the results from the getpwuid function in drivers/lock.c when there is no network connectivity, which causes XScreenSaver to crash and unlock the screen and allows local users to bypass authentication.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-xscreensaver

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