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[DSA1040] DSA-1040-1 gdm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
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
We recommend that you upgrade your gdm package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1040
Threat Level: High
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