Scientific Linux Security Update : gdm and gnome-session on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 102662


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


The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
gdm (3.22.3), gnome-session (3.22.3).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that gdm could crash due to a signal handler dispatched to an invalid conversation. An attacker could crash gdm by holding the escape key when the screen is locked, possibly bypassing the locked screen. (CVE-2015-7496)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102662

File Name: sl_20170802_gdm_and_gnome_session_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2017/08/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7496