GLSA-200606-14 : GDM: Privilege escalation
Low Nessus Plugin ID 21707
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-14 (GDM: Privilege escalation)
GDM allows a normal user to access the configuration manager.
When the 'face browser' in GDM is enabled, a normal user can use the 'configure login manager' with his/her own password instead of the root password, and thus gain additional privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-base/gdm-126.96.36.199'