Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libx11 vulnerability (USN-453-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28050

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Multiple integer overflows were found in the XGetPixel function of libx11. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD image, remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28050

File Name: ubuntu_USN-453-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libx11-6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libx11-6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libx11-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libx11-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1667

USN: 453-1

CWE: 189