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MDKSA-2006:056: 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-2006:056 (xorg-x11).
Versions of Xorg 6.9.0 and greater have a bug in xf86Init.c, which allows
non-root users to use the -modulepath, -logfile and -configure options. This
allows loading of arbitrary modules which will execute as the root user, as
well as a local DoS by overwriting system files. Updated packages have been
patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:056
Threat Level: High
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