SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : gdm (SUSE-SU-2015:0803-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83721


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The GNOME Display Manager was updated to fix several bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Removed gdm-fingerprint and gdm-smartcard pamfiles that allowed unlocking the screen without password or fingerprint if fingerprint reader support was enabled.

Bugs fixed :

- Fix support for DISPLAYMANAGER_STARTS_XSERVER from /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager (bsc#919723).

- Ensure ShowLocalGreeter configuration key is properly handled (bgo#743440).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-178=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-178=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-178=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83721

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0803-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gdm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gdm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gdm-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgdm1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgdm1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-Gdm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/11