AIX 7.1 TL 2 : xorg (IV52186)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72069


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


Use-after-free vulnerability in the doImageText function in dix/dixfonts.c in the xorg-server module before 1.14.4 in X.Org X11 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ImageText request that triggers memory-allocation failure.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72069

File Name: aix_IV52186.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2014/01/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4396