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Category:   Application (Security)  >   XScreenSaver Vendors:   Zawinski, Jamie
XScreenSaver Interaction With GNOME Assistive Technology Lets Physically Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018194
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3069   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 5 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in XScreenSaver on Sun Solaris. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

If GNOME Assistive Technology support is enabled on Sun Solaris and a target user locks the terminal with xscreensaver(1), a physically local user can execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the target user.

Solaris 8 and 9 are not affected.

Impact:   A physically local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120094-11 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120095-11 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  Solaris 10

Message History:   None.

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