Scientific Linux Security Update : xorg-x11 on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way X.Org's composite extension handles 32 bit
color depth windows while running in 16 bit color depth mode. If an
X.org server has enabled the composite extension, it may be possible
for a malicious authorized client to cause a denial of service (crash)
or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.org
server. (CVE-2007-4730)

Please note this flaw can only be triggered when using a compositing
window manager. Scientific Linux 4 does not ship with a compositing
window manager.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4df7e59a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60254 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4730