Slackware 9.0 / current : GDM security update (SSA:2003-236-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18717


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


Upgraded gdm packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and -current.
These fix a security issue where a local user may use GDM to read any file on the system.


Update the affected gdm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18717

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-236-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:gdm, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2003/08/24

Reference Information

SSA: 2003-236-01