Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDVSA-2011:070)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53349
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in gdm :
GNOME Display Manager (gdm) 2.x before 2.32.1 allows local users to change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) dmrc or (2) face icon file under /var/cache/gdm/ (CVE-2011-0727).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gdm and / or gdm-user-switch-applet packages.