Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : metisse (MDVSA-2008:179)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36890
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn input validation flaw was found in X.org's MIT-SHM extension. A client connected to the X.org server could read arbitrary server memory, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive data of other users of the X.org server (CVE-2008-1379).
Multiple integer overflows were found in X.org's Render extension. A malicious authorized client could exploit these issues to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the X.org server (CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362).
The Metisse program is likewise affected by these issues; the updated packages have been patched to prevent them.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.