SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Xorg (SAT Patch Number 2968)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix several bugs and 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)

Non-Security Bugs fixed :

- Fix some shortcomings in the Xdmcp implementation. It
used to suppress loopback addresses from the list of
potential display addresses to report to xdm, even when
talking to xdm through a loopback address. Now only
display addresses of the same kind as the xdm connection
are reported to xdm.

- This most notably helps Xvnc servers contacting the
local xdm, because they were severely affected by the
suppression of

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462283
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597232
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605191
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=618152
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=625598
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1166.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-2240.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 2968.

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: 51636 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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