Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxext (MDVSA-2010:095)

High Nessus Plugin ID 46331


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and fixed in libxext :

There's a race condition in libXext that causes apps that use the X shared memory extensions to occasionally crash.

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program for those products.

The corrected packages solves this problem.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46331

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-095.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xext6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xext6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xext6-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxext6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxext6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxext6-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/12

Reference Information

MDVSA: 2010:095