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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3920

Original release date: 10/29/2007
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

GNOME screensaver 2.20 in Ubuntu 7.10, when used with Compiz, does not properly reserve input focus, which allows attackers with physical access to take control of the session after entering an Alt-Tab sequence, a related issue to CVE-2007-3069.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.2 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/21/2008)
This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with a low security impact. An update to the compiz package was released to correct this issue: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0485.html

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10192
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:027
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0956
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=357071
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30329
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0485
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-537-2
External Source: XF
Name: gnomescreensaver-compiz-security-bypass(37410)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0930
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28627
External Source: BID
Name: 26188
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30715
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-537-1
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27381
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=363061

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10192
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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