Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : XFree86 security update (SSA:2004-043-02)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18771


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New XFree86 base packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These fix overflows which could possibly be exploited to gain unauthorized root access. All sites running XFree86 should upgrade to the new package.


Update the affected xfree86 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18771

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-043-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:xfree86, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0083, CVE-2004-0084, CVE-2004-0106

SSA: 2004-043-02