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[GLSA-200606-14] GDM: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GDM: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-14
(GDM: Privilege escalation)


GDM permits a normal user to access the configuration manager.

Impact

When the "face browser" in GDM is enabled, a normal user can use the
"configure login manager" with his/her own password instead of the root
password, and thus gain additional rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343476
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2452


Solution:
All GDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-base/gdm-2.8.0.8"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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