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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71631


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


An integer overflow, which led to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way X.Org server handled trapezoids. A malicious, authorized client could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71631

File Name: sl_20131220_xorg_x11_server_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/24

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2013/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6424