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[DSA1040] DSA-1040-1 gdm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1040-1 gdm

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A vulnerability has been identified in gdm, a display manager for X,
that could permit a local attacker to gain elevated rights by
exploiting a race condition in the handling of the .ICEauthority file.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.0.8-1sarge2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in
version 2.14.1-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gdm package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1040
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 17635

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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