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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA607] DSA-607-1 xfree86 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-607-1 xfree86

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Several developers have discovered a number of problems in the libXpm
library which is provided by X.Org, XFree86 and LessTif. These bugs
can be exploited by remote and/or local attackers to gain access to
the system or to escalate their local rights, by using a specially
crafted XPM image.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.1.0-16woody5.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in
version 4.3.0.dfsg.1-9.
We recommend that you upgrade your xlibs package immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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