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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   XScreenSaver Vendors:   Sun
XScreenSaver May Allow Pop-up Windows to Bypass the Screen Saver When Accessibility is Enabled
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023126
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023126
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 4 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in XScreenSaver. A physically local user can view pop-up windows through the screen saver.

This vulnerability was reintroduced as a regression in the Solaris 10 XScreenSaver(see xscreensaver(1)) patches 120094-27 for the SPARC platform and 120095-27 for the x86 platform.

Only systems with Accessibility support enabled are affected.

Impact:   A physically local user can view pop-up windows through the screen saver.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120094-29 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120095-29 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-268288-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-268288-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

Message History:   None.


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