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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-1859

XScreenSaver 4.10, when using a remote directory service for credentials, does not properly handle the results from the getpwuid function in drivers/lock.c when there is no network connectivity, which causes XScreenSaver to crash and unlock the screen and allows local users to bypass authentication.
Publish Date : 2007-05-02 Last Update Date : 2012-11-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 287

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-04-13 2007-05-03
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-1859 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20071859 unix
RHSA-2007:0322: xscreensaver security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070322 unix
XScreenSaver 4.10, when using a remote directory service for credentials, does not properly handle the results from the ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11459 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-1859

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 1

- References For CVE-2007-1859

http://osvdb.org/35531
OSVDB 35531
http://secunia.com/advisories/25065
SECUNIA 25065
http://secunia.com/advisories/25105
SECUNIA 25105
http://secunia.com/advisories/25116
SECUNIA 25116
http://secunia.com/advisories/25118
SECUNIA 25118
http://secunia.com/advisories/25119
SECUNIA 25119
http://secunia.com/advisories/25610
SECUNIA 25610
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0322.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0322
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1293 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/34054
XF xscreensaver-getpwuid-authentication-bypass(34054)
http://secunia.com/advisories/25225
SECUNIA 25225
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1017996
SECTRACK 1017996
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23783
BID 23783 Xscreensaver Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2014-06-24
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_9_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:009
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-14.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200705-14
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:097
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:097
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-474-1
UBUNTU USN-474-1

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-1859

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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