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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0887

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.
Publish Date : 2008-04-06 Last Update Date : 2012-11-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2008-03-03 2008-04-02
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0887 unix
ELSA-2008:0197: gnome-screensaver security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22162 unix
ELSA-2008:0218: gnome-screensaver security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21852 unix
gnome-screensaver before 2.22.1, when a remote authentication server is enabled, crashes upon an unlock attempt during a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10813 unix
RHSA-2008:0197: gnome-screensaver security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080197 unix
RHSA-2008:0218: gnome-screensaver security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080218 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-2008-0887

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Screensaver 2.20.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Screensaver 1

- References For CVE-2008-0887
GENTOO GLSA-200804-12
BID 28575 Gnome Desktop Screensaver NIS Authentication Local Unauthorized Access Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-12
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0218
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0197
OSVDB 35531
SECTRACK 1019749
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:014

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0887

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

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