Fedora Core 6 : gdm-2.16.4-1.fc6 (2006-1468)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24075


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update brings gdm to the latest stable upstream version, which among other bug fixes and improvements contains a fix for a recently reported security issue that has ID CVE-2006-6105. This fixes a problem where a user can enter strings like '%08x' into the gdmchooser 'Add'j host button and print out memory.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24075

File Name: fedora_2006-1468.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gdm, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gdm-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/15

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2006-1468