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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.56700
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-278-1 (gdm)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-278-1 (gdm)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to gdm
announced via advisory USN-278-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected: gdm

Marcus Meissner discovered a race condition in gdm's handling of the
~
/.ICEauthority file permissions. A local attacker could exploit this
to become the owner of an arbitrary file in the system. When getting
control over automatically executed scripts (like cron jobs), the
attacker could eventually leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary
commands with root privileges.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.6.0.7-0ubuntu7.1 (for Ubuntu 5.04) or 2.8.0.5-0ubuntu1.1
(for Ubuntu 5.10). In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-278-1

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17635
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1057
Debian Security Information: DSA-1040 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1040
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-April/msg00160.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:083
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0286.html
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-278-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17635
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10092
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/1465
XForce ISS Database: gdm-slavec-symlink(26092)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/26092
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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