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MDKSA-2004:138: 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 MDKSA-2004:138 (XFree86).



The XPM library which is part of the XFree86/XOrg project is used by several
GUI applications to process XPM image files.

A source code review of the XPM library, done by Thomas Biege of the SuSE
Security-Team revealed several different kinds of bugs. These bugs include
integer overflows, out-of-bounds memory access, shell command execution, path
traversal, and endless loops.

These bugs can be exploited by remote and/or local attackers to gain access to
the system or to escalate their local rights, by using a specially crafted
xpm image.

Updated packages are patched to correct all these issues.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:138
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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