Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4270-1 gdm3 -- security update

Date Reported:
13 Aug 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-14424.
More information:

Chris Coulson discovered a use-after-free flaw in the GNOME Display Manager, triggerable by an unprivileged user via a specially crafted sequence of D-Bus method calls, leading to denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.22.3-3+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your gdm3 packages.

For the detailed security status of gdm3 please refer to its security tracker page at: