Scientific Linux Security Update : xorg-x11 on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical
user interfaces are designed upon.

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the X.Org GLX (OpenGL
extension to the X Window System) extension. A malicious, authorized
client could use these flaws to crash the X.Org server or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

An input sanitization flaw was found in the X.Org Render extension. A
malicious, authorized client could use this flaw to leak arbitrary
memory from the X.Org server process, or possibly crash the X.Org
server. (CVE-2010-4819)

Users of xorg-x11 should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running X.Org
server instances must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61150 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4818

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