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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNOME Display Manager Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME Display Manager g_strsplit() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018523
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018523
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3381   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 7 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.16.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME Display Manager. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send specially crafted commands to crash the target GDM daemon and cause GDM to stop managing any subsequent display sessions.

The flaw resides in daemon/gdm.c, daemon/gdmconfig.c, gui/gdmconfig.c, gui/gdmflexiserver.c, and gui/gdmconfig.c.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.16.7).

The GDM advisory is available at:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.16/gdm-2.16.7.changes

Vendor URL:  www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 7 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNOME Display Manager g_strsplit() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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