Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : XFree86 (MDKSA-2004:073)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Steve Rumble discovered XDM in XFree86 opens a chooserFd TCP socket
even when DisplayManager.requestPort is 0, which could allow remote
attackers to connect to the port, in violation of the intended
restrictions.

The updated packages are patched to correct the problem.

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: 14171 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-073.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0419

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