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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0519

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0519. is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides
the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user
interfaces are designed upon.

A temporary file flaw was found in the way the X.Org X11 xfs font server
startup script executes. A local user could modify the permissions of the
file of their choosing, possibly elevating their local privileges

Users of should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to 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: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3103
BugTraq ID: 24888
Bugtraq: 20070717 rPSA-2007-0141-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1342 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: redhat-xfs-privilege-escalation(35375)
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