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rPath alert rPSA-2006-0157-1 (x11)

From:  "Justin M. Forbes" <>
Subject:  rPSA-2006-0157-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
Date:  Fri, 25 Aug 2006 00:14:26 -0400

rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0157-1 Published: 2006-08-25 Products: rPath Linux 1 Rating: Severe Exposure Level Classification: Local Deterministic Vulnerability Updated Versions: xorg-x11=/ xorg-x11-fonts=/ xorg-x11-tools=/ xorg-x11-xfs=/ References: Description: Previous versions of the xorg-x11 package have weaknesses parsing fonts, related to the freetype vulnerabilities described in the rPSA-2006-0100-2 advisory. These weaknesses are known to allow at least a denial of service attack, and may allow executing arbitrary code as the root user. After updating, it will be necessary to restart the X server in order for the update to take effect.

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