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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3381

The GDM daemon in GNOME Display Manager (GDM) before 2.14.13, 2.16.x before 2.16.7, 2.18.x before 2.18.4, and 2.19.x before 2.19.5 does not properly handle NULL return values from the g_strsplit function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (persistent daemon crash) via a crafted command to the daemon's socket, related to (1) gdm.c and (2) gdmconfig.c in daemon/, and (3) gdmconfig.c and (4) gdmflexiserver.c in gui/.
Publish Date : 2007-08-07 Last Update Date : 2011-04-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-07-05 2007-07-30
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2007:0777: gdm security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22688 unix
RHSA-2007:0777: gdm security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070777 unix
The GDM daemon in GNOME Display Manager (GDM) before 2.14.13, 2.16.x before 2.16.7, 2.18.x before 2.18.4, and 2.19.x bef... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10887 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3381

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome GDM 0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome GDM 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome GDM 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome GDM 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome GDM 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnome GDM 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnome GDM 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnome GDM 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnome GDM 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnome GDM 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnome GDM 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Gnome GDM 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Gnome GDM 2.16.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Gnome GDM 2.16.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Gnome GDM 2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Gnome GDM 2.18.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Gnome GDM 2.18.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Gnome GDM 2.18.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Gnome GDM 2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Gnome GDM 2.19.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Gnome GDM 2.19.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Gnome GDM 2.19.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Gnome GDM 2.19.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome GDM 35

GENTOO GLSA-200709-11
BUGTRAQ 20070803 FLEA-2007-0041-1 gdm
SECTRACK 1018523
BID 25191 GNOME Display Manager G_Strsplit Function Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-09-20
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0777

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-3381

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