Skip to main content

Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


xscreensaver (aka Gnome-XScreenSaver) in Sun Solaris 10, and OpenSolaris snv_109 through snv_122, does not properly handle Trusted Extensions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and console hang) by locking the screen, related to a regression in certain Solaris and OpenSolaris patches.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published