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MDKSA-2004:124: 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 MDKSA-2004:124 (xorg-x11).

Chris Evans found several stack and integer overflows in the libXpm code of

Stack overflows (CVE-2004-0687):

Careless use of strcat() in both the XPMv1 and XPMv2/3 xpmParseColors code
leads to a stack based overflow (parse.c).

Stack overflow reading pixel values in ParseAndPutPixels (create.c) as well as
ParsePixels (parse.c).

Integer Overflows (CVE-2004-0688):

Integer overflow allocating colorTable in xpmParseColors (parse.c) - probably a
crashable but not exploitable offence.

Additionally, the xorg-x11 packages have been patched with a backport from cvs
to resolve a failure running the lsb-test-vsw4 test suite, which will soon be
required for LSB2.0 compliance.

The updated packages have patches from Chris Evans and Matthieu Herrb to
address these vulnerabilities.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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