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Mandriva: Updated gdm packages fix string vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser) could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:231
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Package : gdm
 Date    : December 14, 2006
 Affected: 2007.0
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Problem Description:
 
 Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME
 Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser)
 could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on
 the affected system.

 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6105
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
 fa245d14d410ec1447e416bfa83e8f8b  2007.0/i586/gdm-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 aa3e3845491fec59b81e3dfd3002926d  2007.0/i586/gdm-Xnest-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm 
 5b0f4d242a3e34d7ab9b8fe1098ec226  2007.0/SRPMS/gdm-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
 9fcd84e9208055d8692931528f52b0d3  2007.0/x86_64/gdm-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 5b2499806469f41f6c32a59102212994  2007.0/x86_64/gdm-Xnest-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm 
 5b0f4d242a3e34d7ab9b8fe1098ec226  2007.0/SRPMS/gdm-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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