Debian: DSA-2205-1: gdm3 security update

    Date 28 Mar 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the gdm3, the GNOME Desktop Manager, does not properly drop privileges when manipulating files related to the logged-in user. As a result, local users can gain root privileges.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2205-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    March 28, 2011                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gdm3
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0727 
    
    Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the gdm3, the GNOME Desktop Manager,
    does not properly drop privileges when manipulating files related to
    the logged-in user.  As a result, local users can gain root
    privileges.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain a gdm3 package.
    The gdm package is not affected by this issue.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.30.5-6squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gdm3 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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