[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:231 ] - Updated gdm packages fix string vulnerability
Posted on: 12/15/2006 03:20 AM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:231
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : gdm
Date : December 14, 2006
Affected: 2007.0
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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.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6105
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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
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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
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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