Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 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
Update the affected gdm package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : false