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Security update for X

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(Last modified: 24FEB2005)


solutions Security update for X SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (208edace1e936c797dc771ff1c5eceec)

Applies to

Package: xf86
xloader
xshared
xmodules
xf86_glx
xf86_glx-devel
xdevel
xfntscl
NVIDIA_GLX
NVIDIA_kernel
Product(s): 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 IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9893
Release: 20050224
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the X Window System should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update corrects a security fix for libxpm. The old fix prevents several
applications to save XPM image files by using absolute pathnames.

Solution

Please install the updates 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 xf86.rpm xloader.rpm xshared.rpm xmodules.rpm xf86_glx.rpm xf86_glx-devel.rpm xdevel.rpm xfntscl.rpm NVIDIA_GLX.rpm NVIDIA_kernel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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