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Security update for XFree86-server

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(Last modified: 27FEB2004)


solutions Security update for XFree86-server SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6541fb41f5132aa080e9351692c2be6d)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: XFree86-server
Release: 20040227
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using X should update.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in the X server can be triggered by using a malformed fonts.alias file. This bug can be used to gain local root privilege.
Note: Please note that users of the NVIDIA driver need to reinstall it after updating the package. Please follow the instructions in our NVIDIA Installer HOWTO, which can be found at the URL
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-installer-HOWTO.html.

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 XFree86-server.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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