Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Multiple overflows were discovered in the XFree86-Misc, XInput-Misc,
TOG-CUP, EVI, and MIT-SHM extensions which did not correctly validate
function arguments. An authenticated attacker could send specially
crafted requests and gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-5760,
CVE-2007-6427, CVE-2007-6428, CVE-2007-6429)
It was discovered that the X.org server did not use user privileges
when attempting to open security policy files. Local attackers could
exploit this to probe for files in directories they would not normally
be able to access. (CVE-2007-5958)
It was discovered that the PCF font handling code did not correctly
validate the size of fonts. An authenticated attacker could load a
specially crafted font and gain additional privileges. (CVE-2008-0006).
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 30019 ()
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