Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : xorg vulnerability (USN-280-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The Render extension of the X.org server incorrectly calculated the
size of a memory buffer, which led to a buffer overflow. A local
attacker could exploit this to crash the X server or even execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21374 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1526

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