RHEL 5 : xorg-x11-xfs (RHSA-2007:0520)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25723


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


Updated X.org packages that address a flaw in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server starts are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The X.Org X11 xfs font server provides a standard mechanism for an X server to communicate with a font renderer.

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 a file of their choosing, possibly elevating their local privileges. (CVE-2007-3103)

Users of the X.org X11 xfs font server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected xorg-x11-xfs and / or xorg-x11-xfs-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25723

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0520.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-xfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xorg-x11-xfs-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux: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: 2007:0520

CWE: 59