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[DSA816] DSA-816-1 xfree86 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Søren Sandmann discovered a bug in memory allocation for pixmap images,
that can cause a crash of the X server or to execute arbitrary code.
The update for the old stable distribution (woody) also contains a
different correction for multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm (DSA 607,
CVE-2004-0914, Bug#309143), since the old fix contained a regression.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 of X.Org.
We recommend that you upgrade your xfree86 and xorg packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-816
Threat Level: High
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