Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libx11 (MDKSA-2006:199)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 24584


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The Xinput module (modules/im/ximcp/imLcIm.c) in X.Org libX11 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 opens a file for reading twice using the same file descriptor, which causes a file descriptor leak that allows local users to read files specified by the XCOMPOSEFILE environment variable via the duplicate file descriptor.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 24584

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-199.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64x11_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64x11_6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64x11_6-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libx11-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libx11_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libx11_6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libx11_6-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5397

MDKSA: 2006:199