SuSE9 Security Update : XFree86-server (YOU Patch Number 12638)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49757


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


The X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix 2 security issues :

- This fix adds a workaround for overlapping stacks and heaps in case of OOM conditions.This workaround is necessary if the kernel is not properly adding guard or gap-pages below the stack. (CVE-2010-2240)

- The fbComposite function in fbpict.c in the Render extension in the X server in X.Org X11R7.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted request, related to an incorrect macro definition. (CVE-2010-1166)


Apply YOU patch number 12638.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49757

File Name: suse9_12638.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1166, CVE-2010-2240