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RHSA-2009:1364 -- gdm security and bug fix update (Low)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29259

Updated gdm packages that fix a security issue and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a configurable re-implementation of XDM the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log in to your system with the X Window System running and supports running several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time. A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package was missing TCP wrappers support which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2009-2697)

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1364
  • CESA-2009:1364-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2009-2697
Product(s):
  • gdm