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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:14:56 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: gnome-screensaver vulnerability (CVE-2010-0414)

* [2010-02-08 09:48:22 -0700] Vincent Danen wrote:

>This is a heads up on a gnome-screensaver issue that was fixed upstream
>In version 2.28, it is possible to circumvent the security of screen
>locking functionality by changing the physical monitor configuration.
>Details are available in our bugzilla, along with the patch being used
>by upstream to correct the issue:
>We have assigned CVE-2010-0414 to this issue.
>The code that caused this issue went into gnome-screensaver during the
>2.24 development cycle, but auto-configuration of hotplugged monitors
>didn't show up until 2.28, and that is a pre-requisite for triggering
>the bug, so only 2.28 is vulnerable.

A similar issue was also just found.  We have assigned CVE-2010-0422 to
the new flaw that is similar to this.

There are links to the upstream commits in the gnome bug report.

As with the previous issue, this one also only affects version 2.28.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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