Fedora Core 6 : gdm-2.16.5-2.fc6 (2007-653)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25838


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


JLANTHEA reported a denial of service flaw in the way that gdm listens on its unix domain socket. Any local user can crash the locally running X session.

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: 25838

File Name: fedora_2007-653.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/08/03

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: 2007/08/01

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-653