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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:45:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Richard Hughes <>, Ray Strode <>,, "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- gnome-desktop3: Switching users
 dialog does not lock the screen for the original user account

Please use CVE-2011-1596



----- Original Message -----
> Hello Josh, Steve, vendors,
> it has been reported that using of Gnome upon using of "Switch user"
> dialog, log in into a
> new user account (user2), logout of new user account (user2) the
> desktop is returned to the
> original user account (for user1) without prompting for a password. A
> locally proximate
> attacker could use this flaw to access resources, which should be
> otherwise protected
> by authentication.
> Original report:
> [1]
> Upstream bug report:
> [2]
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thanks && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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