Descriptionxscreensaver (aka Gnome-XScreenSaver) in Sun Solaris 10, and OpenSolaris snv_109 through snv_122, does not properly handle Trusted Extensions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and console hang) by locking the screen, related to a regression in certain Solaris and OpenSolaris patches.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xscreensaver (PTS)stretch5.36-1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye5.45+dfsg1-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xscreensaversource(unstable)(not affected)


- xscreensaver <not-affected> (OpenSolaris-specific, patch 120094-22 causes this)

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