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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X Debugging Feature Lets Physically Local Users Bypass Screen Locking Applications
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026549
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026549
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0064   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 19 2012
Impact:   User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.10.99.902 and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in X. A physically local user can bypass screen locking applications.

XKB actions for debugging X.org clients are enabled by default. A physically local user can press certain keyboard key combinations to bypass screensaver lock programs and access the system.

Gu1 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A physically local user can bypass screen locking applications.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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