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Security update for gdm


(Last modified: 09JUN2006)

solutions Security update for gdm SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (86ea741376acfa1ddfc8ef9e5e57a13b)

Applies to

Package: gdm
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11050
Release: 20060609
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using GDM in a multi-user environment should update.



Problem description

This update solves a bug in GDM. This bug allows to bypass root authorization to access the login configuration. (CVE-2006-2452)


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 gdm.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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