Scientific Linux Security Update : gdm on SL4 i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Marcus Meissner discovered a race condition issue in the way Gdm
modifies the permissions on the .ICEauthority file. A local attacker
could exploit this flaw to gain privileges. Due to the nature of the
flaw, however, a successful exploitation was unlikely. (CVE-2006-1057)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?db497a41

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60166 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1057