SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Xorg (SAT Patch Number 2968)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51636


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix several bugs and 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)

Non-Security Bugs fixed :

- Fix some shortcomings in the Xdmcp implementation. It used to suppress loopback addresses from the list of potential display addresses to report to xdm, even when talking to xdm through a loopback address. Now only display addresses of the same kind as the xdm connection are reported to xdm.

- This most notably helps Xvnc servers contacting the local xdm, because they were severely affected by the suppression of


Apply SAT patch number 2968.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51636

File Name: suse_11_xorg-x11-Xvnc-100819.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/21

Modified: 2013/10/25

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-Xvnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-server-extra, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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