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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2001:070: gdm Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gdm package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:070 (gdm).

A buffer overrun exists in the XDMCP handling code used in gdm. By sending a
properly crafted XDMCP message, it is possible for a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary commands as root on the susceptible machine. By default, XDMCP is
disabled in gdm.conf on Mandrake Linux.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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