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Ubuntu Security Notice 939-1
Posted May 19, 2010
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 939-1 - L. Minier discovered that xvfb-run did not correctly keep the X.org session cookie private. A local attacker could gain access to any local sessions started by xvfb-run. Ubuntu 9.10 was not affected. It was discovered that the X.org server did not correctly handle certain calculations. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the X.org session or possibly run arbitrary code with root privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2009-1573, CVE-2010-1166
MD5 | 5f4cfbaa5c61fe46c05c45fe1ac3ec6e
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