GLSA 200705-06 X.Org X11 library: Multiple integer overflows
Posted on: 05/06/2007 12:15 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - X.Org X11 library: Multiple integer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: X.Org X11 library: Multiple integer overflows
Date: May 05, 2007
Bugs: #172752
ID: 200705-06

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Synopsis
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The X.Org X11 library contains multiple integer overflows, which could
lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

X.Org is an implementation of the X Window System. The X.Org X11
library provides the X11 protocol library files.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/libX11 lt; 1.0.3-r2 gt;= 1.0.3-r2

Description
===========

Multiple integer overflows have been reported in the XGetPixel()
function of the X.Org X11 library.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted image, an attacker could
cause a Denial of Service or an integer overflow, potentially resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All X.Org X11 library users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-libs/libX11-1.0.3-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1667
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1667

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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