Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:083)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21358


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


A race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected gdm and / or gdm-Xnest packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21358

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gdm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gdm-Xnest, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1057

MDKSA: 2006:083