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RHSA-2010:0657: gdm security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2010:0657: gdm security and bug fix update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/24/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a configurable re-implementation of XDM,the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log in to your system with the XWindow System running, and supports running several different X sessions onyour local machine at the same time.A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package wasmissing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could result in anadministrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they didnot. (CVE-2007-5079)This update also fixes the following bug:All users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backportedpatches to correct these issues. GDM must be restarted for this update totake effect. Rebooting achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3and back to 5 also restarts GDM.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gdm

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