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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
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 :
Update the affected gdm package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60846 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5079
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