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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:044

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:044.

XFree86 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low level functionality which full-fledged graphical
user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed upon.

An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm, which is used by some
applications for loading of XPM images. An attacker could create a
malicious XPM file that would execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim
using an application linked to the vulnerable library. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0605 to this issue.

XFree86 4.1.0 was not functional on systems that did not have a legacy
keyboard controller (8042). During startup, the X server would attempt to
update registers on the 8042 controller, but if that chip was not present,
the X server would hang during startup. This new release has a workaround
so that the access to those registers time out if they are not present.

A bug in libXaw could cause applications to segfault on 64-bit systems
under certain circumstances. This has been fixed with a patch backported
from XFree86 4.3.0.

Xlib contained a memory leak caused by double allocation, which has been
fixed in XFree86 4.3.0 using backported patch.

All users of XFree86 should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 12714
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0605
Debian Security Information: DSA-723 (Google Search)
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2005.57
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2006.5
SGI Security Advisory: 20060403-01-U
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