FreeBSD : Buffer overflows in XFree86 servers (3837f462-5d6b-11d8-80e3-0020ed76ef5a)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A number of buffer overflows were recently discovered in XFree86,
prompted by initial discoveries by iDEFENSE. These buffer overflows
are present in the font alias handling. An attacker with authenticated
access to a running X server may exploit these vulnerabilities to
obtain root privileges on the machine running the X server.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37616 (freebsd_pkg_3837f4625d6b11d880e30020ed76ef5a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 9636

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0083

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