Scientific Linux Security Update : xorg-x11-server on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61151


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


X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon.

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the X.Org GLX (OpenGL extension to the X Window System) extension. A malicious, authorized client could use these flaws to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

An input sanitization flaw was found in the X.Org Render extension. A malicious, authorized client could use this flaw to leak arbitrary memory from the X.Org server process, or possibly crash the X.Org server. (CVE-2010-4819)

Users of xorg-x11-server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running X.Org server instances must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61151

File Name: sl_20111006_xorg_x11_server_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4818, CVE-2010-4819