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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-0422

gnome-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.
Publish Date : 2010-02-24 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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 Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-0422 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-2010-0422

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Screensaver 2.28.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome Screensaver 2.28.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome Screensaver 2.28.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Screensaver 3

- References For CVE-2010-0422
XF gnome-screensaver-monitor-sec-bypass(56364) CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 38248 gnome-screensaver Monitor Topology Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-08
MLIST [oss-security] 20100212 Re: gnome-screensaver vulnerability (CVE-2010-0414)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-0422

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

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