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Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that GDM (GNOME Display Manager) did not
properly drop privileges when handling the cache directories used to
store users' dmrc and face icon files. This could allow a local
attacker to change the ownership of arbitrary files, thereby gaining
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected gdm package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 53238 ()
Bugtraq ID: 47063
CVE ID: CVE-2011-0727
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