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Fedora Core 3 2004-434: xorg-x11 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xorg-x11 package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-434 (xorg-x11).
X.org X11 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed
Several integer overflow flaws in the X.Org libXpm library used to
XPM (X PixMap) images have been found and addressed. A possible hacker could
create a carefully crafted XPM file which would cause an application
crash or potentially execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
the name CVE-2004-0914 to this issue.
Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain
backported security patches as well as other bug fixes.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=95
Threat Level: High
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