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[DSA1040] DSA-1040-1 gdm Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-1040-1 gdm

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A vulnerability has been identified in gdm, a display manager for X,
that could allow a local attacker to gain elevated rights by
exploiting a race condition in the handling of the .ICEauthority file.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in
version 2.14.1-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gdm package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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