AIX 6.1 TL 8 : X11.base.rte (U865364)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77414


The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U865364, which is related to the security of the package X11.base.rte.

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 missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77414

File Name: aix_U865364.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/28

Modified: 2014/08/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/11/18