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Fedora Core 6 2006-1468: gdm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gdm package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-1468 (gdm).

Gdm (the GNOME Display Manager) is a highly configurable
reimplementation of xdm, the X Display Manager. Gdm permits you to log
into your system with the X Window System running and supports running
several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time.

Update Information:

This update brings gdm to the latest stable upstream version,
which among other bug fixes and improvements contains a
fix for a recently reported security issue that has ID
CVE-2006-6105. This fixes a problem where a user can
enter strings like '%08x' into the gdmchooser 'Add'j
host button and print out memory.


Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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