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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0727

Original release date: 03/31/2011
Last revised: 04/29/2011


GNOME Display Manager (gdm) 2.x before 2.32.1 allows local users to change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) dmrc or (2) face icon file under /var/cache/gdm/.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025264
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0797
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:070
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0911
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0847
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2205
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-4351
External Source: XF
Name: display-manager-priv-escalation(66377)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0786
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688323
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1099-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0395
External Source: BID
Name: 47063
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.32/gdm-2.32.1.news
External Source: MLIST
Name: [gdm-list] 20110328 GDM 2.32.1 released
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0787
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-4335

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