Debian DSA-1342-1 : xfs - race condition

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25825


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a race condition in the init.d script of the X Font Server allows the modification of file permissions of arbitrary files if the local administrator can be tricked into restarting the X font server.


Upgrade the xfs package.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) xfs is present as part of the monolithic xfree86 package. A fix will be provided along with a future security update.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1-6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25825

File Name: debian_DSA-1342.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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:debian:debian_linux:xfs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 7/30/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3103

CWE: 59

DSA: 1342