SuSE-SA:2004:006: xf86/XFree86

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:006 (xf86/XFree86).

XFree86 is an open source X Window System implementation that acts
as a client-server-based API between different hardware components
like display, mouse, keyboard and so on.
Several buffer overflows were found in the fontfile code that handles
a user-supplied 'fonts.alias' file. The file is processed with root
privileges and therefore a successful exploitation of these bugs leads
to local root access.

There is no known workaround.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, to apply the update use the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm'.

Solution :

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13824 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0083

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