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MDKSA-2005:164: 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-2005:164 (XFree86).

A vulnerability was discovered in the pixmap allocation handling of the X
server that can lead to local privilege escalation. By allocating a huge
pixmap, a local user could trigger an integer overflow that resulted in a
memory allocation that was too small for the requested pixmap, leading to a
buffer overflow which could then be exploited to execute arbitrary code with
full root rights.

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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