SuSE9 Security Update : XFree86-server (YOU Patch Number 12638)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix 2 security issues :

- This fix adds a workaround for overlapping stacks and
heaps in case of OOM conditions.This workaround is
necessary if the kernel is not properly adding guard or
gap-pages below the stack. (CVE-2010-2240)

- The fbComposite function in fbpict.c in the Render
extension in the X server in X.Org X11R7.1 allows remote
authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory
corruption and daemon crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted request, related to an
incorrect macro definition. (CVE-2010-1166)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1166.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-2240.html

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12638.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49757 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1166
CVE-2010-2240

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