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RHSA-2012:0303: xorg-x11-server security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2012:0303: xorg-x11-server security and bug fix update

Severity
1
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/21/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/21/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It providesthe basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical userinterfaces are designed upon.A flaw was found in the way the X.Org server handled lock files. A localuser with access to the system console could use this flaw to determine theexistence of a file in a directory not accessible to the user, via asymbolic link attack. (CVE-2011-4028)Red Hat would like to thank the researcher with the nickname vladz forreporting this issue.This update also fixes the following bugs:All users of xorg-x11-server are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which correct these issues. All running X.Org server instancesmust be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-sdk
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xdmx
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xephyr
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xnest
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xorg
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xvfb
  • redhat-upgrade-xorg-x11-server-xvnc-source

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