Fedora Core 4 : xorg-x11-6.8.2-37.FC4.48.1 (2005-894)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated xorg-x11 packages that fix several integer overflows, various
bugs, are now available for Fedora Core 4.

X.Org X11 is an implementation of the X Window System, which provides
the core functionality for the Linux graphical desktop.

Several integer overflow bugs were found in the way X.Org X11 code
parses pixmap images. It is possible for a user to gain elevated
privileges by loading a specially crafted pixmap image. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-2495 to this issue.

Additionally, this update contains :

- Support for some newer models of Intel i945 video
chipsets.

- A fix for a regression caused in the last Xorg update
for Fedora Core 4, which resulted in some Matrox
hardware to fail to initialize properly, which was
introduced in the PCI config space access bugfix from
the previous xorg-x11 update. The PCI config code has
been updated now to handle BIOS related quirks of this
nature, so this fix may also benefit users of some other
brands of video hardware as well.

- A fix for a memory leak in the X server's shadow
framebuffer code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b9308b1e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19740 (fedora_2005-894.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2495

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