Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3438-1 xscreensaver -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 09 Jan 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 802914.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8025.
- More information:
It was discovered that unplugging one of the monitors in a multi-monitor setup can cause xscreensaver to crash. Someone with physical access to a machine could use this problem to bypass a locked session.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.15-3+deb7u1.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.30-1+deb8u1.
For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 5.34-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xscreensaver packages.