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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2006:231: 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 MDKSA-2006:231 (gdm).

Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME
Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser)
could permit an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the affected system.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:231
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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