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Fedora Core 5 2006-172: xorg-x11-server

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xorg-x11-server package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-172 (xorg-x11-server).

X.Org X11 X server

Update Information:

Coverity scanned the X.Org source code for problems and
reported their findings to the X.Org development team. Upon
analysis, Alan Coopersmith, a member of the X.Org
development team, noticed a couple of serious security
issues in the findings. In particular, the Xorg server can
be exploited for root privilege escalation by passing a path
to malicious modules using the -modulepath command line
argument. Also, the Xorg server can be exploited to
overwrite any root writable file on the filesystem with the
-logfile command line argument.


Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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