Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15, linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17 vulnerability (USN-377-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27959
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDerek Abdine discovered that the NVIDIA Xorg driver did not correctly verify the size of buffers used to render text glyphs. When displaying very long strings of text, the Xorg server would crash. If a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw could be exploited to run arbitrary code with root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.