[USN-1716-1] gnome-screensaver vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Feb 12 14:00:37 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1716-1
February 12, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
gnome-screensaver would allow unintended access to the user session.
- gnome-screensaver: GNOME screen saver and locker
It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not start automatically after
logging in. This may result in the screen not being automatically locked
after the inactivity timeout is reached, permitting an attacker with
physical access to gain access to an unlocked session.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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