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Security update for XFree86


(Last modified: 08MAR2004)

solutions Security update for XFree86 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2ad3688c00000cc36b08db83f4cde236)

Applies to

Package: xloader
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20040308
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Security Fix:
The GLX and DRI code of the Xserver did not verify the "screen" parameter in several functions. This failure leads to a denial-of-service condition and probably to arbitrary code execution as root. (CAN-2004-0093, CAN-2004-0094)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xloader.rpm xmodules.rpm xf86_glx.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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