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Security update for XFree86


(Last modified: 16SEP2003)

solutions Security update for XFree86 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (533efe2616e3b2d36ddb558a505fa636)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: XFree86
Release: 20030916
Obsoletes: none


All systems using xfs (even when disabled) should install this update.



Problem description

An integer overflow exists in the X font server (xfs)
which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands
as root.
Xfs is disabled by default on all SuSE products, but an
update is recommended nevertheless.


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 -Fhv XFree86.rpm rpm -Fhv XFree86-devel.rpm rpm -Fhv XFree86-libs.rpm rpm -Fhv XFree86-server.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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