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Bug 372971 - <gnome-base/gdm-3.8.4-r3: symlink vulnerability (CVE-2011-0727)
Summary: <gnome-base/gdm-3.8.4-r3: symlink vulnerability (CVE-2011-0727)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa]
Depends on: gnome2-mask
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Reported: 2011-06-25 12:39 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2014-12-12 00:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2011-06-25 12:39:28 UTC
CVE-2011-0727 (
  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/.
Comment 1 Nirbheek Chauhan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-06-25 14:34:37 UTC
The face icon vulnerability doesn't apply to 2.20.x, but the dmrc one might apply. Needs further investigation.
Comment 2 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2013-09-12 21:45:03 UTC
Ping, any progress?
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-05-30 19:35:13 UTC
this is already handled in our part I think
Comment 4 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-06-01 13:26:30 UTC
fixed in 3.8, stabilized in bug #478252
Comment 5 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2014-11-04 15:37:21 UTC
(In reply to Pacho Ramos from comment #4)
> fixed in 3.8, stabilized in bug #478252

Version 3.8 is no longer in tree. Adding this to master GLSA for things fixed and cleaned up in 2011.
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2014-12-12 00:38:19 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201412-09 at
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).