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Security update for VNC


(Last modified: 05OCT2005)

solutions Security update for VNC SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e73d3e1c2b01a402de0bacf3f1086cee)

Applies to

Package: vnc-x86
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
Patch: patch-10510
Release: 20051005
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using VNC should update.



Problem description

This update fixes an integer overflow in the pixmap handling (CAN-2005-2495).
An attacker may be able to exploit this bug to execute code remotely.


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 vnc-x86.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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