FreeBSD : xorg -- multiple vulnerabilities (fe2b6597-c9a4-11dc-8da8-0008a18a9961)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Matthieu Herrb of X.Org reports :

Several vulnerabilities have been identified in server code of the X
window system caused by lack of proper input validation on user
controlled data in various parts of the software, causing various
kinds of overflows.

Exploiting these overflows will crash the X server or, under certain
circumstances allow the execution of arbitrary machine code.

When the X server is running with root privileges (which is the case
for the Xorg server and for most kdrive based servers), these
vulnerabilities can thus also be used to raise privileges.

All these vulnerabilities, to be exploited succesfully, require either
an already established connection to a running X server (and normally
running X servers are only accepting authenticated connections), or a
shell access with a valid user on the machine where the vulnerable
server is installed.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30088 (freebsd_pkg_fe2b6597c9a411dc8da80008a18a9961.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5760

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