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Bug 196980 (CVE-2007-5585) - x11-misc/rss-glx Xscreensaver lock bypass (CVE-2007-5585)
Summary: x11-misc/rss-glx Xscreensaver lock bypass (CVE-2007-5585)
Alias: CVE-2007-5585
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Auditing (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-10-24 23:54 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-02-06 12:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-24 23:54:24 UTC
CVE-2007-5585 (
  xscreensaver 5.03 and earlier, when running without xscreensaver-gl-extras
  (GL extras) installed, crashes when /usr/bin/xscreensaver-gl-helper does not
  exist and a user attempts to unlock the screen, which allows attackers with
  physical access to gain access to the locked session.
Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-24 23:58:23 UTC
This looks like it does not affect Xscreensaver because when USE=opengl is used, the xscreensaver-gl-helper is installed.

rss-glx also works with kdeartwork-kscreensaver, is this combination affected by the issue at hand?

Desktop-misc and kde, please advise.
Comment 2 Raphael Marichez (Falco) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-25 07:09:52 UTC
i would say it does not affect us
Comment 3 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-29 21:54:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> i would say it does not affect us

desktop-misc/kde, do you confirm? can we close this one as invalid?
Comment 4 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-14 00:16:56 UTC
ping, desktop-misc and kde herds?
Comment 5 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-06 11:40:46 UTC
Confirmed. 5.04 fixes this issue, we have a stable bug open for that bug some arches are slacking
Comment 6 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-06 12:06:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Confirmed. 
ok, so closing as invalid.

>5.04 fixes this issue, we have a stable bug open for that bug some
> arches are slacking

Since this issue does not affect us, it's not our problem anymore :p