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MDKSA-2005:164: XFree86 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the XFree86 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:164 (XFree86).

A vulnerability was discovered in the pixmap allocation handling of the X
server that can lead to local privilege escalation. By allocating a huge
pixmap, a local user could trigger an integer overflow that resulted in a
memory allocation that was too small for the requested pixmap, leading to a
buffer overflow which could then be exploited to execute arbitrary code with
full root rights.

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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