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Security update for some XFree86 modules

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solutions Security update for some XFree86 modules SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d02caf41ef1474e8a88dc11ae5b1e0ef)

Applies to

Package: XFree86-Xnest
XFree86-server
XFree86-libs
XFree86-Xvnc
XFree86-Xprt
XFree86-Xvfb
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11484
Release: 20070413
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Integer overflows in the XC-MISC extension of the X-server could potentially be exploited to execute code with root privileges (CVE-2007-1003).
Integer overflows in libX11 could cause crashes (CVE-2007-1667).
Integer overflows in the font handling of the X-server could potentially be exploited to execute code with root privileges (CVE-2007-1352, CVE-2007-1351).

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-Xnest.rpm XFree86-server.rpm XFree86-libs.rpm XFree86-Xvnc.rpm XFree86-Xprt.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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