Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinitrc (MDKSA-2000:052)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A problem exists in the /etc/X11/Xsession file which disables the
Xauthority mechanism of the localhost. This means that anyone logged
into the localhost can arbitrarily connect to an X server running on
the localhost. This is only a problem with systems that allow remote
logins and is not a problem on systems that do not support remote
logins or multiple users.

Solution :

Update the affected xinitrc package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61842 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-1059

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