Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:100)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 21716
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in gdm could allow a user to activate the gdm setup program if the administrator configured a gdm theme that provided a user list. The user could do so by choosing the setup option from the menu, clicking the user list, then entering his own password instead of root's.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gdm and / or gdm-Xnest packages.