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Security update for gdm2

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(Last modified: 17NOV2003)


solutions Security update for gdm2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (838fe6ecde686d18209ffdd44e5b5cc3)

Applies to

Package: gdm2
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20031117
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using GDM in an untrusted environent should update.

Problem description

A remote attacker can trigger two denial-of-service attacks by exploiting two
different mechanisms in GDM. One DoS attack leads to a crash of GDM the other
one leads to a freeze of GDM.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gdm2.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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