It would appear that one of the bugs found in the recent Coverity scan was
a local root exploit in the X.org server
(version 1.0.0 and later). The X11R6.9.0 and X11R7.0 releases are also
vulnerable, though older releases are not. A 1.0.2 release has been made available with the
fix; expect updates from distributors in the near future as well.
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