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Fedora Core 1 2004-069: XFree86

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the XFree86 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-069 (XFree86).

XFree86 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed
upon.

Update Information:

Updated XFree86 packages that fix a privilege escalation vulnerability are
now available.

XFree86 is an implementation of the X Window System, providing the core
graphical user interface and video drivers.

iDefense discovered two buffer overflows in the parsing of the 'font.alias'
file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a
carefully-crafted file and gaining root rights.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2004-0083 and CVE-2004-0084 to these issues.

Additionally David Dawes discovered additional flaws in reading font files.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0106 to these issues.

All users of XFree86 are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported fix and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank David Dawes from XFree86 for the patches and
notification of these issues.



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-069.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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