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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1709

GNOME Display Manager (gdm) before 2.32.2, when glib 2.28 is used, enables execution of a web browser with the uid of the gdm account, which allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving the x-scheme-handler/http MIME type.
Publish Date : 2011-06-14 Last Update Date : 2011-09-06
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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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-1709 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2011-1709

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome GDM 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome GDM 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome GDM 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome GDM 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome GDM 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnome GDM 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnome GDM 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnome GDM 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnome GDM 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnome GDM 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnome GDM 2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnome GDM 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Gnome GDM 2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Gnome GDM 2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gnome GDM 2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Gnome GDM 2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Gnome GDM 2.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Gnome GDM 2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Gnome GDM 2.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Gnome GDM 2.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Gnome GDM 2.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Gnome GDM 2.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Gnome GDM 2.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Gnome GDM 2.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Gnome GDM 2.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Gnome GDM 2.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Gnome GDM 2.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Gnome GDM 2.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Gnome GDM 2.32.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome GDM 29

- References For CVE-2011-1709 CONFIRM
BID 48084 GNOME Display Manager URI Scheme Handler Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2011-06-07
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2011:0581

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1709

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