This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-16
(X.Org X server: Composite local privilege escalation)
Aaron Plattner discovered a buffer overflow in the compNewPixmap()
function when copying data from a large pixel depth pixmap into a
smaller pixel depth pixmap.
A local attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running the X server, typically root.
Disable the Composite extension by setting ' Option 'Composite'
'disable' ' in the Extensions section of xorg.conf.
Note: This could affect the functionality of some applications.
See also :
All X.Org X server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-base/xorg-server-184.108.40.206-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27051 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4730