Bug 1618026 (CVE-2006-1057)

Summary: CVE-2006-1057 security flaw
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Stephen Herr <sherr>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 12:09:16 UTC
Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.

Comment 1 Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 16:38:03 UTC
MITRE description:

Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.

Comment 2 Stephen Herr 2019-06-13 19:27:47 UTC
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=188302

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.  More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.