Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Less critical

GNOME Foundation Display Manager "gdmchooser" Vulnerability

-

Release Date:  2006-12-15    Views:  11,661

Secunia Advisory SA23387

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in the gdmchooser application of the GNOME Display Manager, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error within the "gdm_chooser_add_host()" function in gdm2/gui/gdmchooser.c. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the gdmchooser application by entering a specially crafted string when providing a remote host.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.14.11, 2.16.4, and 2.17.


Solution:
Update to version 2.14.11, 2.16.4, or 2.17.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via iDEFENSE.

Original Advisory:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=453

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: GNOME Foundation Display Manager "gdmchooser" Vulnerability

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability