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[DSA660] DSA-660-1 kdebase Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
RaphaŽl Enrici discovered that the KDE screensaver can crash under
certain local circumstances. This can be exploited by a possible hacker
with physical access to the workstation to take over the desktop
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
This problem has been fixed upstream in KDE 3.0.5 and is therefore
fixed in the unstable (sid) and testing (sarge) distributions already.
We recommend that you upgrade your kscreensaver package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-660
Threat Level: High
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