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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE Desktop Locking/Screensave Activation May Fail
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016571
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016571
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2933   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 25 2006
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE. The desktop may fail to lock or the screensaver may fail to activate.

The kdesktop_lock process may fail to terminate properly in certain cases. This may cause the desktop to fail to lock at the user's request or may prevent the screensaver to activate. A physically local user may be able to gain access to the desktop.

Impact:   The desktop or screensaver may not lock properly, allowing a physically local user to gain access to the desktop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

[Editor's note: It is unclear in which version the fix was included.]

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 25 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) KDE Desktop Locking/Screensave Activation May Fail
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.



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