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Security update for XFree86-Xnest


(Last modified: 08JAN2008)

solutions Security update for XFree86-Xnest SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (686ed843d1dc7672badd026d1d0712c1)

Applies to

Package: XFree86-Xnest
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-12043
Release: 20080108
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

This update fixes various Xserver security issues.
  • File existence disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2007-5958).
  • XInput Extension Memory Corruption Vulnerability [IDEF2888 CVE-2007-6427].
  • TOG-CUP Extension Memory Corruption Vulnerability [IDEF2901 CVE-2007-6428].
  • EVI Extension Integer Overflow Vulnerability [IDEF2902 CVE-2007-6429].
  • MIT-SHM Extension Integer Overflow Vulnerability [IDEF2904 CVE-2007-6429].
  • XFree86-MISC Extension Invalid Array Index Vulnerability [IDEF2903 CVE-2007-5760].
  • PCF font parser vulnerability.


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-Xnest.rpm XFree86-Xvfb.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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