Bug 421461 (CVE-2007-6389) - CVE-2007-6389 gnome-screensaver clipboard content leak
Summary: CVE-2007-6389 gnome-screensaver clipboard content leak
Alias: CVE-2007-6389
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg...
Depends On: 426169 426170 426171
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-12 14:00 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-07 20:11:11 UTC

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GNOME Bugzilla 503005 0 None None None Never

Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-12 14:00:23 UTC
Description of problem:

Quoting Debian bug report:
With the addition of the feature to send a message to the logged in user
when they return and unlock a locked session, this gives local attackers
the ability to read the X selection and clipboard buffers with a middle
click on the mouse and a Ctrl+V. I note that the box to leave a message
doesn't have a context menu that you could paste via, but it doesn't go
far enough.

Additional info:


Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-15 09:58:49 UTC
CVE identifier was requested

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-17 16:20:33 UTC
This was recently fixed upstream.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-17 16:23:30 UTC
ah, i'm not paying close enough attention. you've already mentioned the upstream

Comment 4 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-17 16:29:25 UTC
Ray: Still thanks for noticing. I'd like to see this fixed by an update, but
Mitre still didn't assign a CVE. By the way, does the user have possibility to
disable the feature at all?

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-17 16:48:07 UTC
It's a compile time thing, unfortunately.  The only way to disable it is to
rebuild without libnotify support or turn on dialog themes and load a themed
dialog that lacks the button (I think our default one lacks the button actually,
so you should be able to use it until an update goes out).

Comment 7 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-03-27 20:45:10 UTC
What's the status of fixing this in stable releases?

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-28 13:45:45 UTC
this fell off my radar, i'll look into this today after some 5.2 work.

Comment 9 Josh Bressers 2008-05-07 18:01:35 UTC
This only affects the version of Gnome in Fedora, as the current version in
RHEL5 lacks the ability to leave a message for a user.

Comment 10 Red Hat Product Security 2008-05-07 20:11:11 UTC
This issue was addressed in:


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