ID CVE-2007-5079
Summary Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not properly compile and link gdm with tcp_wrappers on x86_64 platforms, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Red Hat Linux 4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:linux:4.0
CVSS
Base: 6.0 (as of 25-09-2007 - 15:23)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2010-0657.NASL
    description An updated gdm package that fixes one security issue and one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a configurable re-implementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log in to your system with the X Window System running, and supports running several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time. A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package was missing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2007-5079) This update also fixes the following bug : * sometimes the system would hang instead of properly shutting down when a user chose 'Shut down' from the login screen. (BZ#625818) All users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues. GDM must be restarted for this update to take effect. Rebooting achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3 and back to 5 also restarts GDM.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 48912
    published 2010-08-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48912
    title CentOS 4 : gdm (CESA-2010:0657)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20100826_GDM_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package was missing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2007-5079) This update also fixes the following bug : - sometimes the system would hang instead of properly shutting down when a user chose 'Shut down' from the login screen. (BZ#625818) GDM must be restarted for this update to take effect. Rebooting achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3 and back to 5 also restarts GDM.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60846
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60846
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : gdm on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2010-0657.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0657 : An updated gdm package that fixes one security issue and one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a configurable re-implementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log in to your system with the X Window System running, and supports running several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time. A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package was missing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2007-5079) This update also fixes the following bug : * sometimes the system would hang instead of properly shutting down when a user chose 'Shut down' from the login screen. (BZ#625818) All users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues. GDM must be restarted for this update to take effect. Rebooting achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3 and back to 5 also restarts GDM.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-01
    plugin id 68090
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68090
    title Oracle Linux 4 : gdm (ELSA-2010-0657)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0657.NASL
    description An updated gdm package that fixes one security issue and one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a configurable re-implementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log in to your system with the X Window System running, and supports running several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time. A flaw was found in the way the gdm package was built. The gdm package was missing TCP wrappers support on 64-bit platforms, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2007-5079) This update also fixes the following bug : * sometimes the system would hang instead of properly shutting down when a user chose 'Shut down' from the login screen. (BZ#625818) All users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues. GDM must be restarted for this update to take effect. Rebooting achieves this, but changing the runlevel from 5 to 3 and back to 5 also restarts GDM.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 48899
    published 2010-08-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48899
    title RHEL 4 : gdm (RHSA-2010:0657)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 625818
title gdm/ cannot shutdown system
oval
AND
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
  • comment gdm is earlier than 1:2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.19.el4_8.2
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100657002
  • comment gdm is signed with Red Hat master key
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070286003
rhsa
id RHSA-2010:0657
released 2010-08-26
severity Low
title RHSA-2010:0657: gdm security and bug fix update (Low)
rpms gdm-1:2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.19.el4_8.2
refmap via4
confirm https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=181302
xf rhel-tcpwrapper-security-bypass(36791)
statements via4
contributor Joshua Bressers
lastmodified 2010-08-26
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=181302 An update has been released which resolves this issue: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0657.html
Last major update 03-09-2010 - 01:15
Published 24-09-2007 - 21:17
Last modified 28-07-2017 - 21:33
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