Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:083)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local
users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown
and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected gdm and / or gdm-Xnest packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21358 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-083.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1057

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