Public Date:
CWE-662 -> CWE-362 -> CWE-672 -> CWE-119 -> CWE-305
565527: CVE-2010-0732 gnome-screensaver: Race condition between shaking the unlock dialog and clearing the screen

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

gdk/gdkwindow.c in GTK+ before 2.18.5, as used in gnome-screensaver before 2.28.1, performs implicit paints on windows of type GDK_WINDOW_FOREIGN, which triggers an X error in certain circumstances and consequently allows physically proximate attackers to bypass screen locking and access an unattended workstation by pressing the Enter key many times.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0732 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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