DescriptionRace condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gdm (PTS)squeeze2.20.11-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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