Mandriva: Updated gdm packages fix vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability in gdm could allow a user to activate the gdm setup program if the administrator configured a gdm theme that provided a user list. The user could do so by choosing the setup option from the menu, clicking the user list, then entering his own password instead of root's. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:100
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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 Package : gdm
 Date    : June 13, 2006
 Affected: 2006.0
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 Problem Description:
 
 A vulnerability in gdm could allow a user to activate the gdm setup
 program if the administrator configured a gdm theme that provided a
 user list.  The user could do so by choosing the setup option from
 the menu, clicking the user list, then entering his own password
 instead of root's.
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2452
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 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 52484787cbd6245c3b8a60933d04b0c4  2006.0/RPMS/gdm-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 647524fa758a38e234970d1c08bd6737  2006.0/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 e464e85b60fcfb39e178e94f268e6698  2006.0/SRPMS/gdm-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 c3a140acd7b4a1275c810ddd587e8d3a  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/gdm-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 27b79ebf1a55d018041f63b3069174af  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 e464e85b60fcfb39e178e94f268e6698  x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/gdm-2.8.0.4-1.3.20060mdk.src.rpm
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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team