RHEL 4 : xorg-x11 (RHSA-2007:0519)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25722


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated X.org packages that correct a flaw in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server starts are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

A temporary file flaw was found in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server startup script executes. A local user could modify the permissions of the file of their choosing, possibly elevating their local privileges (CVE-2007-3103).

Users of X.org should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25722

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0519.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/18

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-Xdmx, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-Xnest, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-Xvfb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-deprecated-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-font-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-sdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-twm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-xauth, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-xdm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-xfs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3103

OSVDB: 40945

RHSA: 2007:0519

CWE: 59