Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : gdm vulnerability (USN-396-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27982
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA format string vulnerability was discovered in the gdmchooser component of the GNOME Display Manager. By typing a specially crafted host name, local users could gain gdm user privileges, which could lead to further account information exposure.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gdm package.