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RHSA-2007:0520: xorg-x11-xfs security update

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RHSA-2007:0520: xorg-x11-xfs security update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/15/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated X.org packages that address a flaw in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server starts are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The X.Org X11 xfs font server provides a standard mechanism for an X server to communicate with a font renderer. A temporary file flaw was found in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server startup script executes. A local user could modify the permissions of a file of their choosing, possibly elevating their local privileges. (CVE-2007-3103) Users of the X.org X11 xfs font server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-xfs
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-xfs-utils

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