XFree86 Update for Mandrake
Posted on: 09/15/2003 02:42 AM

MandrakeSoft S.A. has released a security update for XFree86 under Mandrake Linux

Several vulnerabilities were discovered by blexim(at)hush.com in the font libraries of XFree86 version 4.3.0 and earlier. These bugs could potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code or a DoS by a remote user in any way that calls these functions, which are related to the transfer and enumeration of fonts from font servers to clients.

As well, some bugs were fixed in XFree86 as released with Mandrake Linux 9.2, specifically a problem where X would freeze with a black screen at logout or shutdown with DRI enabled on certain ATI Radeon cards.

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