Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libx11 (MDKSA-2006:199)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 24584
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.