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

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53349 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47063

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0727

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now