Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : gdm vulnerabilitiy (USN-278-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Marcus Meissner discovered a race condition in gdm's handling of the
~/.ICEauthority file permissions. A local attacker could exploit this
to become the owner of an arbitrary file in the system. When getting
control over automatically executed scripts (like cron jobs), the
attacker could eventually leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary
commands with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected gdm package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21372 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1057