Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : gdm vulnerability (USN-396-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A format string vulnerability was discovered in the gdmchooser
component of the GNOME Display Manager. By typing a specially crafted
host name, local users could gain gdm user privileges, which could
lead to further account information exposure.

Solution :

Update the affected gdm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27982 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6105