Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:231)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24614
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionLocal 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected gdm and / or gdm-Xnest packages.