gnome-screensaver allows local users to bypass authentication under certain configurations.
|Package||gnome-extra/gnome-screensaver on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.20.0-r3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.20.0-r3|
gnome-screensaver is a screensaver, designed to integrate with the Gnome desktop, that can replace xscreensaver.
gnome-screensaver incorrectly handles the results of the getpwuid() function in the file src/setuid.c when using directory servers (like NIS) during a network outage, a similar issue to GLSA 200705-14.
A local user can crash gnome-xscreensaver by preventing network connectivity if the system uses a remote directory service for credentials such as NIS or LDAP, which will unlock the screen.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gnome-screensaver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-r3"
April 11, 2008
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