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<glsa id="200606-14">
<title>GDM: Privilege escalation</title>
An authentication error in GDM could allow users to gain elevated
<product type="ebuild">gdm</product>
<announced>June 12, 2006</announced>
<revised>June 19, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="gnome-base/gdm" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
GDM is the GNOME display manager.
GDM allows a normal user to access the configuration manager.
<impact type="high">
When the "face browser" in GDM is enabled, a normal user can use the
"configure login manager" with his/her own password instead of the root
password, and thus gain additional privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GDM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=gnome-base/gdm-;</code>
<uri link="">Gnome Bugzilla entry</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-2452</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 08 Jun 2006 10:45:03 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 09 Jun 2006 08:32:35 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 12 Jun 2006 04:30:05 +0000">