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CVE-2017-12164

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Date: July 26, 2018

A flaw was discovered in gdm 3.24.1 where gdm greeter was no longer setting the ran_once boolean during autologin. If autologin was enabled for a victim, an attacker could simply select 'login as another user' to unlock their screen.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Improper Initialization

CWE-665

Security Features

CWE-254

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): PHYSICAL
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privilegs Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): COMPLETE
Integrity (I): COMPLETE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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