Scientific Linux Security Update : gdm on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package
was missing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could
result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions
enabled when they did not. (CVE-2007-5079)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- sometimes the system would hang instead of properly
shutting down when a user chose 'Shut down' from the
login screen. (BZ#625818)

GDM must be restarted for this update to take effect. Rebooting
achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3 and back to 5
also restarts GDM.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ab880882
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=625818

Solution :

Update the affected gdm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60846 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5079