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Secunia Security Advisory 48700

Secunia Security Advisory 48700
Posted Apr 6, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in slock, which can be exploited by malicious people with physical access to bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48700

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TITLE:
slock "XRaiseWindow()" Handling Lock Screen Bypass Weakness

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48700

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48700/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48700

RELEASE DATE:
2012-04-06

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48700/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48700/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48700

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in slock, which can be exploited by
malicious people with physical access to bypass certain security
restrictions.

The weakness is caused due to an error when handling a
"XRaiseWindow()" event on a locked screen. This can be exploited to
view the current active window and potentially gain access to
sensitive information.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the Mercurial repository.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Longpoke in a Gentoo bug.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401645

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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