Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nvidia (MDKSA-2007:007)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability in the NVIDIA Xorg driver was discovered by Derek
Abdine who found that it did not correctly verify the size of buffers
used to render text glyphs, resulting in a crash of the server when
displaying very long strings of text. If a user was tricked into
viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw could be
exploited to run arbitrary code with root privileges.

This vulnerability exists in driver versions 1.0-8762 and 1.0-8774 and
is corrected in 1.0-8776 which is being provided with this update.

The packages can be found in the non-free/updates media.

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: 24623 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-007.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5379

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