GDM2 2.18.4 (stable), the "Time And Again" Release


If you have no clue what GDM is, refer to the documentation links
at the bottom of this announcement.

The 2.18.4 release is a stable release of the GNOME Display Manager
(GDM) program with the following bug fixes and improvements:

- Fix for CVE-2007-3381, a denial of service attack where the
  user can crash the GDM daemon with a carefuly crafted
  GDM sockets command and cause GDM to stop managing future
  displays.  GDM now is much better about safegarding against
  NULL values returned from g_strsplit calls.  Credit given to
  to "JLANTHEA".  (Brian Cameron)

- Remove setting hints.ai_family != AF_INET6 to fix bug #455190.
  (Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Priit Laes)

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
now 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 -
Latest Stable        -
Latest Unstable      -

Have fun,


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