GLSA-200606-14 : GDM: Privilege escalation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21707


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-base/gdm-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21707

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:gdm, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2452

OSVDB: 26269

GLSA: 200606-14