Scientific Linux Security Update : xorg-x11-server on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the X.Org GLX (OpenGL
extension to the X Window System) extension. A malicious, authorized
client could use these flaws to crash the X.Org server or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4818)

An input sanitization flaw was found in the X.Org Render extension. A
malicious, authorized client could use this flaw to leak arbitrary
memory from the X.Org server process, or possibly crash the X.Org
server. (CVE-2010-4819)

Users of xorg-x11-server should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running
X.Org server instances must be restarted for this update to take
effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b57ab833

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61151 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4818
CVE-2010-4819