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RHSA-2006-0635: XFree Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the XFree packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated XFree86 packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
XFree86 is an implementation of the X Window System, which provides the
core functionality for the Linux graphical desktop.
An integer overflow flaw in the way the XFree86 server processes PCF files
was discovered. A malicious authorized client could exploit this issue to
cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code
with root rights on the XFree86 server. (CVE-2006-3467)
Users of XFree86 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0635.html
Threat Level: High
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