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435773: CVE-2008-0887 gnome-screensaver using NIS auth will unlock if NIS goes away

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

gnome-screensaver before 2.22.1, when a remote authentication server is enabled, crashes upon an unlock attempt during a network outage, which allows physically proximate attackers to gain access to the locked session, a related issue to CVE-2007-1859.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0887 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (gnome-screensaver) RHSA-2008:0197 2008-04-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (gnome-screensaver) RHSA-2008:0218 2008-04-03
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