Debian DLA-1494-1 : gdm3 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117295


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The daemon in GDM does not properly unexport display objects from its
D-Bus interface when they are destroyed, which allows a local attacker
to trigger a use-after-free via a specially crafted sequence of D-Bus
method calls, resulting in a denial of service or potential code

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your gdm3 packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117295

File Name: debian_DLA-1494.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/06

Modified: 2018/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gdm3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-gdm3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgdm-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgdm1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14424