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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated xorg-x11-server packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
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.
A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way the X.Org server handled
XkbGetGeometry requests. A malicious, authorized client could use this
flaw to disclose portions of the X.Org server memory, or cause the
X.Org server to crash using a specially crafted XkbGetGeometry
This issue was discovered by Olivier Fourdan of Red Hat.
All xorg-x11-server users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true