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MDKSA-2006:160: 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-2006:160 (xorg-x11).
X.Org and XFree86, including libX11, xdm, xf86dga, xinit, xload,
xtrans, and xterm, does not check the return values for setuid and
seteuid calls when attempting to drop rights, which might allow
local users to gain rights by causing those calls to fail, such as
by exceeding a ulimit.
In practice, it is unlikely that these programs have any real-world
vulnerability. The X binary is the only one shipped suid. Further
analysis of the code in question shows that it's highly unlikely that
this can be exploited. Patched updates are provided as a precaution
Updated packages are patched to address this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:160
Threat Level: High
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