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USN269-1 : xscreensaver vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
These remote packages are missing security patches :
In some cases, xscreensaver did not properly grab the keyboard when
reading the password for unlocking the screen, so that the password
was typed into the currently active application window.
The only known vulnerable case was when xscreensaver activated while
an rdesktop session was currently active.
Upgrade to :
- xscreensaver-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-gl-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-gnome-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xscreensaver-nognome-4.16-1ubuntu11.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
Threat Level: High
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