USN-898-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-898-1

10th February, 2010

gnome-screensaver vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.10

Software description

  • gnome-screensaver

Details

It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly handle monitor
hotplugging. An attacker with physical access could cause gnome-screensaver
to crash and gain access to the locked session.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 9.10:
gnome-screensaver 2.28.0-0ubuntu3.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2010-0414