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MDKSA-2006:199: libx11

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the libx11 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:199 (libx11).

The Xinput module (modules/im/ximcp/imLcIm.c) in X.Org libX11 1.0.2 and
1.0.3 opens a file for reading twice using the same file descriptor,
which causes a file descriptor leak that permits local users to read
files specified by the XCOMPOSEFILE environment variable via the
duplicate file descriptor.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:199
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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