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Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:51:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- xscreensaver -- exits when
 activated



----- Original Message -----
> Hello, Josh, Steve, vendors,
> 
> it was found that xscreensaver terminated, when it was activated upon
> launch. A local proximate attacker could use this deficiency to access
> resources, which should be otherwise protected by authentication.
> 
> References:
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627382
> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=703483
> 

Please use CVE-2011-2187.

This deserves an ID as the error probably won't happen until a few minutes
afer a user leaves the keyboard.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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