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CVE-2009-4641 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/11/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4641
Original release date:
02/11/2010
Last revised:
07/07/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(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:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:040 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:040
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-866-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-866-1
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600488 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600488
https://launchpad.net/bugs/411350 External Source CONFIRM https://launchpad.net/bugs/411350

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnome:screensaver:2.28.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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