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Red Hat update for xorg-x11

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Release Date:  2007-07-12    Last Update:  2007-07-13    Views:  11,047

Secunia Advisory SA26056

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Red Hat has issued an update for xorg-x11 and xorg-x11-xfs. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform actions with escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a race condition within the handling of temporary files when the xfs font server startup script is executed. This can be exploited to change the permissions of arbitrary files.


Solution:
Updated packages are available from Red Hat Network.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
An anonymous person, reported via iDefense.

Original Advisory:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0520.html

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=242903

iDefense:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=557

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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