RHEL 3 : XFree86 (RHSA-2004:612)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated XFree86 packages that fix several security flaws in libXpm are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

XFree86 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed
upon.

Several integer overflow flaws in the X.Org libXpm library used to
decode XPM (X PixMap) images have been found and addressed. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file which would cause
an application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code if
opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0914 to this issue.

Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain
backported security patches as well as other bug fixes.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0914.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-612.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16019 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0914