USN-1716-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerability

12 February 2013

gnome-screensaver would allow unintended access to the user session.

Releases

Packages

  • gnome-screensaver - GNOME screen saver and locker

Details

It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not start automatically after
logging in. This may result in the screen not being automatically locked
after the inactivity timeout is reached, permitting an attacker with
physical access to gain access to an unlocked session.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

References