Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDVSA-2011:070)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in gdm :

GNOME Display Manager (gdm) 2.x before 2.32.1 allows local users to
change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1)
dmrc or (2) face icon file under /var/cache/gdm/ (CVE-2011-0727).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected gdm and / or gdm-user-switch-applet packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53349 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47063

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0727

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