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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:053: xpcd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xpcd package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:053 (xpcd).


A vulnerability in xpcd-svga, part of xpcd, was discovered by Jaguar. xpcd-svga
uses svgalib to display graphics on the console and it would copy user-supplied
data of an arbitrary length into a fixed-size buffer in the pcd_open function.
As well, Steve Kemp previously discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga that
could be triggered by a long HOME environment variable, which could be exploited
by a local attacker to obtain root rights.
The updated packages resolve these vulnerabilities.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:053
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10403, 8370

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

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