Mandrake alert: Updated gdm packages fix local vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Oct 16, 2003 3:29 PM EDT
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Two vulnerabilities were discovered in gdm by Jarno Gassenbauer that would allow a local attacker to cause gdm to crash or freeze.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           gdm
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:100
Date:                   October 16th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 Two vulnerabilities were discovered in gdm by Jarno Gassenbauer that
 would allow a local attacker to cause gdm to crash or freeze.
 The provided packages are patched to fix this problem.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 2415e6b15710985db37f26e59994f3b4  corporate/2.1/RPMS/gdm-
 bd7d7a7226ced78c725e02e3566b4e69  corporate/2.1/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-
 40d9f1610797b08c0983f40ae13b9238  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/gdm-

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 881cda419d0219f52892a24cd8aebae8  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/gdm-
 38ec4809a9b2a7f595198cdbe29f7e4b  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-
 40d9f1610797b08c0983f40ae13b9238  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/gdm-

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 2cd716dcbf5ece067278ba90c29d0341  9.1/RPMS/gdm-
 60193a5489038aa012c24b853bc7f176  9.1/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-
 d1aceb0deb1a3515a02b0b66d0f381de  9.1/SRPMS/gdm-

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 491767107a03cf195c8c86df44eb704d  ppc/9.1/RPMS/gdm-
 b64a8250f0eab46f595b4ef484a783b8  ppc/9.1/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-
 d1aceb0deb1a3515a02b0b66d0f381de  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/gdm-

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 c3306d682a085cbf50af9b7498bcc945  9.2/RPMS/gdm-
 0b70010cb78963062c5ab4964b82b995  9.2/RPMS/gdm-Xnest-
 a5d6f00670c5bdaeb5906451714e7497  9.2/SRPMS/gdm-

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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