Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : metisse (MDVSA-2008:179)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An input validation flaw was found in X.org's MIT-SHM extension. A
client connected to the X.org server could read arbitrary server
memory, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive data of other users
of the X.org server (CVE-2008-1379).

Multiple integer overflows were found in X.org's Render extension. A
malicious authorized client could exploit these issues to cause a
denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges on the X.org server (CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361,
CVE-2008-2362).

The Metisse program is likewise affected by these issues; the updated
packages have been patched to prevent them.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36890 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-179.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29665
29668
29669
29670

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1379
CVE-2008-2360
CVE-2008-2361
CVE-2008-2362

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