Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2001:070)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13885


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overrun exists in the XDMCP handling code used in gdm. By sending a properly crafted XDMCP message, it is possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root on the susceptible machine. By default, XDMCP is disabled in gdm.conf on Mandrake Linux.


Update the affected gdm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13885

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-070.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2016/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gdm, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2001/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0491

BID: 1233

OSVDB: 11754

MDKSA: 2001:070