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Bug Fix Advisory gnome-screensaver bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0944-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-12-06
Last updated on: 2010-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes a bug is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The gnome-screensaver package contains the GNOME project's official screen saver
program. It is designed for improved integration with a GNOME desktop, including
themeability, language support, and Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) compliance.
It also provides screen-locking and fast user-switching from a locked screen.

A recent bug fix introduced in RHBA-2010:0826 uncovered a latent bug in
gnome-screensaver's PAM message handling. This update fixes the following
manifestations of that bug:

* An attempt to unlock a locked screen using the smart card authentication
failed. With this update, this error no longer occurs, and unlocking a screen
with the smart card authentication no works as expected. (BZ#656924)

* When using cached credentials with the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD),
an attempt to unlock a locked screen in the "offline mode" could fail. With this
update, this error has been fixed, and such attempt no longer fails. (BZ#657044)

Users of gnome-screensaver should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 203cb4005951bd2d15e0373d59ec4b6b
SHA-256: e2124824ce2daeca45b47d7c92cbc80959d43399f9cd42c5b3a6e3ce6da1431c
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: c57c070b467beef34e6b42df25a79da2
SHA-256: 0b0a529239918502c21b01f57be8a75814a3fa06514b15bc4657fd74fa745273
 
IA-64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 9269c851051ffbad394f62f8b1a16569
SHA-256: 9a473ed3838ad760777696f0aac80d92c9629852ee60ce47ddb5dff1cbcc9b85
 
PPC:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 6c2b2f1d1517d7545c67c60698bbb97b
SHA-256: 9237757b7554d7cbaccfd41ee771201ac94a488921cecbc1fb2d241b33059fb2
 
s390x:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: fe4584ad85aad71ff726d2058243a022
SHA-256: 989bfd78c1e6025bc9e2cd4b1fd48771f7fefb5dc6ed51705e5a072b08a1abc5
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: ddbb5944971db95333abbd1331e15613
SHA-256: bf98534c7eb836113b3bc29630fb204a47e85a2ad8ae11b9ffbae9bd8d996339
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 203cb4005951bd2d15e0373d59ec4b6b
SHA-256: e2124824ce2daeca45b47d7c92cbc80959d43399f9cd42c5b3a6e3ce6da1431c
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: c57c070b467beef34e6b42df25a79da2
SHA-256: 0b0a529239918502c21b01f57be8a75814a3fa06514b15bc4657fd74fa745273
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_5.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: ddbb5944971db95333abbd1331e15613
SHA-256: bf98534c7eb836113b3bc29630fb204a47e85a2ad8ae11b9ffbae9bd8d996339
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

656924 - gnome-screensaver fails to unlock the screen when offline.
657044 - Unlocking a locked screen using a smart card fails.



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/