Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:231)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24614


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


Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser) could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24614

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-231.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/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:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6105

MDKSA: 2006:231