BugTraq
rPSA-2006-0157-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs Aug 25 2006 04:14AM
Justin M. Forbes (jmforbes rpath com)
rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0157-1
Published: 2006-08-25
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Severe
Exposure Level Classification:
Local Deterministic Vulnerability
Updated Versions:
xorg-x11=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.1-1
xorg-x11-fonts=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.1-1
xorg-x11-tools=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.1-1
xorg-x11-xfs=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.1-1

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3467
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-596
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7535

Description:
Previous versions of the xorg-x11 package have weaknesses parsing
fonts, related to the freetype vulnerabilities described in the
rPSA-2006-0100-2 advisory. These weaknesses are known to allow at
least a denial of service attack, and may allow executing arbitrary
code as the root user. After updating, it will be necessary to
restart the X server in order for the update to take effect.

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