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Security update for gnome-session

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(Last modified: 24FEB2004)


solutions Security update for gnome-session SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cc4fa82f36c46f6c07b5920a7c5f85c3)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
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: gnome-session
Release: 20040224
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using GNOME should update.

Problem description

This updates solves a problem with the initialisation of the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH while starting GNOME by using
/usr/X11R6/bin/gnome. This bug can lead to local privilege
escalation.

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 gnome-session.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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