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Security update for vnc


(Last modified: 12OCT2005)

solutions Security update for vnc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (095d5c7fc3d367973483a5778a59f52a)

Applies to

Package: vnc-x86
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10524
Release: 20051012
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using vnc should install this update.




An integer arithmetic overflow has been found in the pixmap handling of VNC. An attacker may be able to exploit this bug to execute code remotely.


Please install the update provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh vnc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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