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MDKSA-2006:100: 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-2006:100 (gdm).
A vulnerability in gdm could allow a user to activate the gdm setup
program if the administrator configured a gdm theme that provided a
user list. The user could do so by choosing the setup option from
the menu, clicking the user list, then entering his own password
instead of root's.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:100
Threat Level: High
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