(RHSA-2006:0634) xorg-x11 security update

2006-08-21T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2006:0634
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:55:20

Description

X.org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon.

An integer overflow flaw in the way the X.org 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 privileges on the X.org server. (CVE-2006-3467)

Users of X.org should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.