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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4641

Original release date: 02/11/2010
Last revised: 07/07/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

gnome-screensaver 2.28.0 does not resume adherence to its activation settings after an inhibiting application becomes unavailable on the session bus, which allows physically proximate attackers to access an unattended workstation on which screen locking had been intended.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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 (03/17/2010)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of gnome-screensaver as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-866-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600488
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:040
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/411350

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