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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-1859

Original release date: 05/02/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1293
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017996
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25116
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 35531
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:097
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0322
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:009
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25105
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25118
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 23783
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200705-14
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11459
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25225
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-474-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25119
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25065
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25610
External Source: XF
Name: xscreensaver-getpwuid-authentication-bypass(34054)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11459
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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