Upstream information

CVE-2007-1859 at MITRE

Description

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 266483 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 377961 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • xscreensaver >= 4.05-344
core9.s390
sled10.x86
core9.x86
ul1.s390
sles10.s390x
slrs8.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 3241
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
  • xscreensaver >= 4.16-2.28
core9.s390
sled10.x86
core9.x86
ul1.s390
sles10.s390x
slrs8.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 3241
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • xscreensaver >= 4.22-5.3
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • xscreensaver >= 4.23-20.6
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • xscreensaver >= 4.20-9.3