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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sun Java Desktop System (JDS) Vendors:   Sun
Sun Java Desktop System (JDS) XscreenSaver Bug Lets Physically Local Users Bypass Authentication
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019614
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019614
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1356   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 14 2008
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Desktop System on Solaris. A physically local user can bypass the XscreenSaver authentication.

When the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard (GOK) is used, a physically local user can bypass the XscreenSaver authentication process and gain access to the target system.

Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not affected.

Impact:   A physically local user can bypass the XscreenSaver authentication.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120094-16 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120095-16 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-234661-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-234661-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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