Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15, linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17 vulnerability (USN-377-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Derek Abdine discovered that the NVIDIA Xorg driver did not correctly
verify the size of buffers used to render text glyphs. When displaying
very long strings of text, the Xorg server would crash. If a user were
tricked into viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw
could be exploited to run 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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27959 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5379

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