Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0374

Updated gtk+3.0 packages fix CVE-2014-1949

Publication date: 09 Sep 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-1949


Updated gtk+3.0 packages fix security vulnerability:

Clemens Fries reported that, when using Cinnamon, it was possible to bypass
the screensaver lock. An attacker with physical access to the machine could
use this flaw to take over the locked desktop session (CVE-2014-1949).

This was fixed by including a patch for the root cause of the issue in
gtk+3.0, which came from the implementation of popup menus in GtkWindow

This update also includes other patches from upstream to fix bugs affecting
GtkFileChooser (bgo#386569, bgo#719977) and GtkSpinButton (bgo#709491), and a
crash related to clipboard handling (bgo#719314).