GNOME Screensaver monitor setup security bypass
|screensaver-monitor-setup-sec-bypass (56366)||Medium Risk|
GNOME Screensaver could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a vulnerability when moving from one monitor to another monitor setup. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the user's locked screen and gain unauthorized access to the victim's system.
Upgrade to the latest version of Screensaver (2.28.3 or later), available from the GNOME Web site. See References.
- GNOME Bugzilla Bug 593616: Second screen unlocked when moving from 1 monitor setup to 2 monitor setup .
- GNOME Web site: GnomeScreensaver - GNOME Live!.
- BID-38254: gnome-screensaver Monitor Addition Lock Bypass Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-0285: gnome-screensaver 2.14.3, 2.22.2, 2.27.x, 2.28.0, and 2.28.3, when the X configuration enables the extend screen option, allows physically proximate attackers to bypass screen locking, access an unattended workstation, and view half of the GNOME desktop by attaching an external monitor.
- OSVDB ID: 62576: gnome-screensaver Extend Screen Option Authentication Bypass
- SUSE-SR:2010:004: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-907-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
- GNOME Screensaver 2.20
- GNOME Screensaver 2.28
- GNOME Screensaver 2.28.1
- GNOME Screensaver 2.28.2
Aug 31, 2009
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