Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : XFree86 (MDKSA-2005:164)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in the pixmap allocation handling of
the X server that can lead to local privilege escalation. By
allocating a huge pixmap, a local user could trigger an integer
overflow that resulted in a memory allocation that was too small for
the requested pixmap, leading to a buffer overflow which could then be
exploited to execute arbitrary code with full root privileges.

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19919 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-164.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2495

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