AIX 6.1 TL 7 : X11.base.rte (U865621)

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Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U865621, which is related to the
security of the package X11.base.rte.

Use-after-free vulnerability in the doImageText function in
dix/dixfonts.c in the xorg-server module before 1.14.4 in X.Org X11
allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ImageText
request that triggers memory-allocation failure.

See also :

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV52181

Solution :

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

Risk factor :

High

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77415 ()

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