Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : x11-server (MDVSA-2008:116)

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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 Security and Record
extensions. A malicious authorized client could exploit the issue to
cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code
with root privileges on the X.org server (CVE-2008-1377).

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).

In addition, this update corrects a problem that could cause memory
corruption or segfaults in the render code of the vnc server on
Mandriva Linux 2008.1

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38138 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-116.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1377
CVE-2008-1379
CVE-2008-2360
CVE-2008-2361
CVE-2008-2362

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