RHEL 4 : xorg-x11 (RHSA-2006:0634)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated X.org packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

X.org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical
user interfaces are designed upon.

An integer overflow flaw in the way the X.org server processes PCF
files was discovered. A malicious authorized client could exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute
arbitrary code with root privileges on the X.org server.
(CVE-2006-3467)

Users of X.org should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3467.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0634.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22265 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3467