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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN97-1 : xfree86 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xfree86 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- lbxproxy
- libdps-dev
- libdps1
- libdps1-dbg
- libice-dev
- libice6
- libice6-dbg
- libsm-dev
- libsm6
- libsm6-dbg
- libx11-6
- libx11-6-dbg
- libx11-dev
- libxaw6
- libxaw6-dbg
- libxaw6-dev
- libxaw7
- libxaw7-dbg
- libxaw7-dev
- libxext-dev
- libxext6
- libxext6-dbg
- libxft1
- libxft1-dbg
- libxi-dev
- libxi6
- libxi6-dbg
- libxmu-dev
- libxmu6
- libxmu6-dbg
- libxmuu-dev
- libxmuu1
- libxmuu1-dbg
- libxp-dev
- l
[...]

Description :

Chris Gilbert discovered a buffer overflow in the XPM library shipped
with XFree86. If a possible hacker tricked a user into loading a malicious
XPM image with an application that uses libxpm, he could exploit this
to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user opening the
image.

These overflows do not permit privilege escalation through the X
server
the overflows are in a client-side library.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- lbxproxy-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libdps-dev-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libdps1-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libdps1-dbg-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libice-dev-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libice6-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libice6-dbg-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libsm-dev-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libsm6-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libsm6-dbg-4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 (U
[...]


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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