CentOS Update for XFree86-100dpi-fonts CESA-2008:0029 centos3 i386

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of XFree86-100dpi-fonts

Affected Versions:
XFree86-100dpi-fonts on CentOS 3

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
XFree86 is an implementation of the X Window System, which provides the core functionality for the Linux graphical desktop. Two integer overflow flaws were found in the XFree86 server's EVI and MIT-SHM modules. A malicious authorized client could exploit these issues to cause a denial of service (crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the XFree86 server. (CVE-2007-6429) A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the XFree86 server handled malformed font files. A malicious local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the XFree86 server. (CVE-2008-0006) A memory corruption flaw was found in the XFree86 server's XInput extension. A malicious authorized client could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the XFree86 server. (CVE-2007-6427) An information disclosure flaw was found in the XFree86 server's TOG-CUP extension. A malicious authorized client could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (crash), or potentially view arbitrary memory content within the XFree86 server's address space. (CVE-2007-6428) An integer and heap overflow flaw were found in the X.org font server, xfs. A user with the ability to connect to the font server could have been able to cause a denial of service (crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the font server. (CVE-2007-4568, CVE-2007-4990) A flaw was found in the XFree86 server's XC-SECURITY extension, that could have allowed a local user to verify the existence of an arbitrary file, even in directories that are not normally accessible to that user. (CVE-2007-5958) Users of XFree86 are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

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