RHEL 4 : xorg-x11 (RHSA-2006:0634)
High Nessus Plugin ID 22265
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated X.org packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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.
An integer overflow flaw in the way the X.org server processes PCF files was discovered. A malicious authorized client could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the X.org server.
Users of X.org should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.