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Security update for package xshared

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(Last modified: 12MAY2003)


solutions Security update for package xshared SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (495480ec61795691887eab5fb9fdca15)

Applies to

Product(s): 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 Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: xshared
Release: 20030512
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using setuid X Window applications should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in the localization code of the X library that can be triggered by local users has been discovered. It may be possible by local users to gain higher privileges by abusing setuid applications that are linked against the X library.

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 xshared.rpm

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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