Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : XFree86 (MDKSA-2003:089)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14071
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered by blexim(at)hush.com in the font libraries of XFree86 version 4.3.0 and earlier. These bugs could potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code or a DoS by a remote user in any way that calls these functions, which are related to the transfer and enumeration of fonts from font servers to clients.
As well, some bugs were fixed in XFree86 as released with Mandrake Linux 9.2, specifically a problem where X would freeze with a black screen at logout or shutdown with DRI enabled on certain ATI Radeon cards.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.