Oracle Linux 5 : xorg-x11-server (ELSA-2007-0127)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0127 :

Updated X11 server packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

iDefense reported an integer overflow flaw in the X11 server
XC-MISC extension. 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 server.

Users of the X11 server should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch and is not vulnerable to
this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected xorg-x11-server packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67466 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23284

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1003