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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


The translate_hierarchy_event function in x11/clutter-device-manager-xi2.c in Clutter, when resuming the system, does not properly handle XIQueryDevice errors when a device has "disappeared," which causes the gnome-shell to crash and allows physically proximate attackers to access the previous gnome-shell session via unspecified vectors.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

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