SUSE-SA:2002:032: xf86

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13754


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:032 (xf86).

The xf86 package contains various libraries and programs which are fundamental for the X server to function.
The library from this package dynamically loads other libraries where the pathname is controlled by the user invoking the program linked against Unfortunately, also behaves the same way when linked against setuid programs. This behavior allows local users to execute arbitrary code under a different UID which can be the root-UID in the worst case. has been fixed to check for calls from setuid programs. It denies loading of user controlled libraries in this case.
We recommend an update in any case since there is no easy workaround possible except removing the setuid bit from any program linked against

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13754

File Name: suse_SA_2002_032.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list