USN-537-2: Compiz vulnerability
2 November 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
USN-537-1 fixed vulnerabilities in gnome-screensaver. The fixes were incomplete, and only reduced the scope of the vulnerability, without fully solving it. This update fixes related problems in compiz.
Original advisory details:
Jens Askengren discovered that gnome-screensaver became confused when running under Compiz, and could lose keyboard lock focus. A local attacker could exploit this to bypass the user’s locked screen saver.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.