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Slackware: GDM file permission vulnerability Print E-mail
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Slackware This fixes a bug where a local user may read any system file by making a symlink to it from $HOME/.xsession-errors and using GDM's error browser to read the file.

[slackware-security]  GDM security update (SSA:2003-236-01)

Upgraded gdm packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and -current.
These fix a security issue where a local user may use GDM to read any
file on the system.

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
Sun Aug 24 14:36:29 PDT 2003
patches/packages/gdm-  Upgraded to gdm-
  This fixes a bug where a local user may read any system file by making a
  symlink to it from $HOME/.xsession-errors and using GDM's error browser
  to read the file.
  (* Security fix *)


Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:


Slackware 9.0 package:
a5939f91ac56b5dd97d4a2013f099aed  gdm-

Slackware -current package:
26459fb6dec7279fe4d80aba0b3ac4ff  gdm-


Upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
upgradepkg gdm-


Slackware Linux Security Team

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