Oracle Linux 5 : xorg-x11-xfs (ELSA-2007-0520)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67529
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0520 :
Updated X.org packages that address a flaw in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server starts are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The X.Org X11 xfs font server provides a standard mechanism for an X server to communicate with a font renderer.
A temporary file flaw was found in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server startup script executes. A local user could modify the permissions of a file of their choosing, possibly elevating their local privileges. (CVE-2007-3103)
Users of the X.org X11 xfs font server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected xorg-x11-xfs packages.