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Security update for vnc-x86


(Last modified: 12OCT2005)

solutions Security update for vnc-x86 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f520fcf283bfa545b0b68e3bf7aa619f)

Applies to

Package: vnc-x86
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Patch: patch-10517
Release: 20051012
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using vnc should install this update.




An integer arithmetic overflow has been found in the pixmap handling of VNC. An attacker may be able to exploit this bug to execute code remotely.


Please install the update 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

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