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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-0727

GNOME Display Manager (gdm) 2.x before 2.32.1 allows local users to change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) dmrc or (2) face icon file under /var/cache/gdm/.
Publish Date : 2011-03-31 Last Update Date : 2011-04-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2011-03-16 2011-03-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-0727 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0395 -- gdm security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27397 unix
DSA-2205-1 gdm3 -- privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12826 unix
ELSA-2011:0395: gdm security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23685 unix
RHSA-2011:0395: gdm security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21930 unix
RHSA-2011:0395: gdm security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110395 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-0727

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome GDM 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome GDM 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome GDM 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome GDM 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome GDM 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnome GDM 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnome GDM 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnome GDM 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnome GDM 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnome GDM 2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnome GDM 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnome GDM 2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Gnome GDM 2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Gnome GDM 2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gnome GDM 2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Gnome GDM 2.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Gnome GDM 2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Gnome GDM 2.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Gnome GDM 2.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Gnome GDM 2.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Gnome GDM 2.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Gnome GDM 2.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Gnome GDM 2.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Gnome GDM 2.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Gnome GDM 2.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Gnome GDM 2.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Gnome GDM 2.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome GDM 27

- References For CVE-2011-0727
VUPEN ADV-2011-0797
VUPEN ADV-2011-0787
SECTRACK 1025264
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0395
BID 47063 GNOME Display Manager Race Condition Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-19
VUPEN ADV-2011-0911
MLIST [gdm-list] 20110328 GDM 2.32.1 released
XF display-manager-priv-escalation(66377)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-0727

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