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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   gnome-screensaver Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
gnome-screensaver Lets Physically Local Users Bypass the Screen Saver Lock
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027347
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3452   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 7 2012
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in gnome-screensaver. A physically local user can bypass the screen saver lock.

When the screenlock is engaged on a multi-display system, only the screen with active focus is locked. A physically local user can access the other unlocked screens.

Impact:   A physically local user can bypass the screen saver lock to access the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.4.4).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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