GLSA-200701-25 : X.Org X server: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24310


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-25 (X.Org X server: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities have been found in the ProcDbeGetVisualInfo() and the ProcDbeSwapBuffers() of the DBE extension, and ProcRenderAddGlyphs() in the Render extension.
Impact :

A local attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the X server, typically root.
Workaround :

Disable the DBE extension by removing the 'Load dbe' directive in the Module section of xorg.conf, and explicitly disable the Render extension with ' Option 'RENDER' 'disable' ' in the Extensions section.
Note: This could affect the functionality of some applications.


All X.Org X server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.1.1-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24310

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:xorg-server, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6101, CVE-2006-6102, CVE-2006-6103

OSVDB: 32084

GLSA: 200701-25