Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : XFree86 (MDKSA-2003:089)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several vulnerabilities were discovered by blexim(at)hush.com in the
font libraries of XFree86 version 4.3.0 and earlier. These bugs could
potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code or a DoS by a remote
user in any way that calls these functions, which are related to the
transfer and enumeration of fonts from font servers to clients.

As well, some bugs were fixed in XFree86 as released with Mandrake
Linux 9.2, specifically a problem where X would freeze with a black
screen at logout or shutdown with DRI enabled on certain ATI Radeon
cards.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106229335312429&w=2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14071 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-089.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0730

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