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Secunia Security Advisory 44797

Secunia Security Advisory 44797
Posted Jun 1, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in GNOME Display Manager, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 44797

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TITLE:
GNOME Display Manager URI Scheme Handler Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44797

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44797/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44797

RELEASE DATE:
2011-06-02

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44797/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44797/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44797

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in GNOME Display Manager, which
can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions
with escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to a URI scheme handler
configuration error and can be exploited to launch a default browser
in a GDM session with the privileges of the GDM user.

The security issue is reported in version 2.32.1 and prior.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the GIT repository.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.32/gdm-2.32.2.news

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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