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USN-537-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerability

23 October 2007

gnome-screensaver vulnerability

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Packages

Details

Jens Askengren discovered that gnome-screensaver became confused when
running under Compiz, and could lose keyboard lock focus. A local
attacker could exploit this to bypass the user's locked screen saver.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.

References

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