This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) provides the graphical login screen,
shown shortly after boot up, log out, and when user-switching.
A race condition flaw was found in the way GDM handled the cache
directories used to store users' dmrc and face icon files. A local
attacker could use this flaw to trick GDM into changing the ownership
of an arbitrary file via a symbolic link attack, allowing them to
escalate their privileges. (CVE-2011-0727)
We would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team for
reporting this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60998 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-0727