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[GLSA-200509-07] X.Org: Heap overflow in pixmap allocation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
X.Org: Heap overflow in pixmap allocation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-07
(X.Org: Heap overflow in pixmap allocation)


X.Org is missing an integer overflow check during pixmap memory
allocation.

Impact

An X.Org user could exploit this issue to make the X server
execute arbitrary code with elevated rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2495


Solution:
All X.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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