SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : gdm (SUSE-SU-2015:0803-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The GNOME Display Manager was updated to fix several bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Removed gdm-fingerprint and gdm-smartcard pamfiles that
allowed unlocking the screen without password or
fingerprint if fingerprint reader support was enabled.
(boo#900836).

Bugs fixed :

- Fix support for DISPLAYMANAGER_STARTS_XSERVER from
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager (bsc#919723).

- Ensure ShowLocalGreeter configuration key is properly
handled (bgo#743440).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/900836
https://bugzilla.suse.com/919723
http://www.nessus.org/u?e1da9d18

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-178=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-178=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-178=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83721 ()

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