Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xrdb (MDVSA-2011:076)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in xrdb :

xrdb.c in xrdb before 1.0.9 in X.Org X11R7.6 and earlier allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a
hostname obtained from a (1) DHCP or (2) XDMCP message
(CVE-2011-0465).

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Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected xrdb package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53524 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47189

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0465

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