[Full-disclosure] rPSA-2007-0187-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs



rPath Security Advisory: 2007-0187-1
Published: 2007-09-14
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
Local Root Deterministic Privilege Escalation
Updated Versions:
xorg-x11=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.10-1
xorg-x11-fonts=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.10-1
xorg-x11-tools=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.10-1
xorg-x11-xfs=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/6.8.2-30.10-1

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4730
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1129
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1728

Description:
Previous versions of the xorg-x11 package are vulnerable to a Privilege
Escalation attack in which a local user may exploit a buffer overflow in
the X server's Composite extension to execute arbitrary code with
elevated privileges.

Additionally, the Xau and Xdmcp libraries are now provided by the
xorg-x11 package.

Copyright 2007 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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