Descriptiongnome-screensaver 2.28.x before 2.28.3 does not properly synchronize the state of screen locking and the unlock dialog in situations involving a change to the number of monitors, which allows physically proximate attackers to bypass screen locking and access an unattended workstation by connecting and disconnecting monitors multiple times, a related issue to CVE-2010-0414.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnome-screensaver (PTS)stretch3.6.1-7fixed
bullseye, sid3.6.1-13fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnome-screensaversourcelenny(not affected)


[lenny] - gnome-screensaver <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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