GDM2 (stable), the "SecurityFix" Release]


(If you have no clue what gdm is, skip a few paragraphs down first)

The release is a stable release of GDM (note GDM
corresponds with gnome-2-12 branch) with the following new features.
Note this contains an important security fix, so users and distros
should update immediately.

- Correction for serious security issue where the user can enter the
  GDM configuration GUI with a user password when the Face Browser
  is enabled.  Refer to bug #343476 (Brian
  Cameron)  This issue impacts all versions of GDM,
  2.14.0-2.14.7, and 2.15.0-2.15.3.  This issue was reported to
  vendor-sec one week ago and has ID #CVE-2006-2452.

- Translation updates (Stanislav Brabec, Josep Puigdemont i
  Casamaj\303\263, Abel Cheung, Priit Laes, Christophe Merlet, Clytie
  Siddall, \303\205smund Skj\303\246veland, Tommi Vainikainen)

Note:  GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen <mkp mkp net>.
Much work has been done on GDM2 by George Lebl, and Brian Cameron
currently shares maintainership duties with the Queen of England.

Note2:  If installing from the tarball do note that make install
overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf.  It will
however save backups with the .orig extension first.

Note3:  Note3 has been depracated ...


Online Documentation:

No RPM this time around BTW.  Have fun.  A spec file is included though,
so you can try:

  rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz

Have fun,


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