Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : xorg, xfree86 vulnerabilities (USN-182-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A local privilege escalation vulnerability has been discovered in the
pixmap allocation handling of the X server. By allocating a huge
pixmap, a local user could trigger an integer overflow that resulted
in a memory allocation that was too small for the requested pixmap.
This resulted in a buffer overflow which could eventually be exploited
to execute arbitrary code with full root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20593 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2495