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CVE-2007-3920 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/29/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3920
Original release date:
10/29/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.2 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:027
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0485.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0485
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26188 Patch External Source BID 26188
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-537-1 Patch External Source UBUNTU USN-537-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-537-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-537-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=357071 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=357071
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=363061 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=363061
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/37410 External Source XF gnomescreensaver-compiz-security-bypass(37410)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10192 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10192
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00811.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0930
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00841.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0956

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10192
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10192

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