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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2205-1 (gdm3)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to gdm3 announced via advisory DSA 2205-1.

Insight

Insight

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the gdm3, the GNOME Desktop Manager, does not properly drop privileges when manipulating files related to the logged-in user. As a result, local users can gain root privileges. The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain a gdm3 package. The gdm package is not affected by this issue. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.30.5-6squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your gdm3 packages.

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