Scientific Linux Security Update : gdm and gnome-session on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
gdm (3.22.3), gnome-session (3.22.3).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that gdm could crash due to a signal
handler dispatched to an invalid conversation. An
attacker could crash gdm by holding the escape key when
the screen is locked, possibly bypassing the locked
screen. (CVE-2015-7496)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f889cf43

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7496

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