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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-11
(GDM: Local Denial of Service)
The result of a g_strsplit() call is incorrectly parsed in the files
daemon/gdm.c, daemon/gdmconfig.c, gui/gdmconfig.c and
gui/gdmflexiserver.c, allowing for a NULL pointer dereference.
A local user could send a crafted message to /tmp/.gdm_socket that
would trigger the NULL pointer dereference and crash GDM, thus
preventing it from managing future displays.
Restrict the write permissions on /tmp/.gdm_socket to trusted users
only after each GDM restart.
See also :
All GDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'gnome-base/gdm'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.5