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Security update for gdm2


(Last modified: 17NOV2003)

solutions Security update for gdm2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9c37d948cceb36cca98e8a693f2be36e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: gdm2
Release: 20031117
Obsoletes: none


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.


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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