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Security Advisory Low: compiz security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0485-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2008-05-20
Last updated on: 2008-05-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-3920

Details

Updated compiz packages that prevent Compiz from breaking screen saver
grabs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

Compiz is an OpenGL-based window and compositing manager.

Most screen savers create a top-level fullscreen window to cover the
desktop, and grab the input with that window. Compiz has an option to
un-redirect that window, but in some cases, this breaks the grab and
compromises the locked screen. (CVE-2007-3920)

Users of compiz are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
remove this option to resolve this issue.


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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 440e497f575853f90c1b44f60b115dcf
 
IA-32:
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: f84e13a79cacf562a9d892a86ef3166a
 
x86_64:
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: f84e13a79cacf562a9d892a86ef3166a
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9369f8d3c71fbca0832218d8c4df4387
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 440e497f575853f90c1b44f60b115dcf
 
IA-32:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bd79f9c5d35fc443eb2ab4c637175d68
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: f84e13a79cacf562a9d892a86ef3166a
 
x86_64:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 53d12c8418c141b01082b71ee873b07f
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: f84e13a79cacf562a9d892a86ef3166a
compiz-devel-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9369f8d3c71fbca0832218d8c4df4387
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 440e497f575853f90c1b44f60b115dcf
 
IA-32:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bd79f9c5d35fc443eb2ab4c637175d68
 
x86_64:
compiz-0.0.13-0.37.20060817git.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 53d12c8418c141b01082b71ee873b07f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

350271 - CVE-2007-3920 gnome-screensaver loses keyboard grab when running under compiz


References



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