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Secunia Security Advisory 16959

Secunia Security Advisory 16959
Posted Sep 27, 2005
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Slackware has issued an update for x11. This fixes a vulnerability, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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systems | linux, slackware
SHA-256 | ec33b4f8db046a58ceaae7085de70fa0b0054b3133b285c3d9d71e4674b1c8c9

Secunia Security Advisory 16959

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TITLE:
Slackware update for x11

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA16959

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16959/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Slackware Linux 10.0
http://secunia.com/product/4368/

DESCRIPTION:
Slackware has issued an update for x11. This fixes a vulnerability,
which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain
escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA16790

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/x11-6.7.0-i486-5.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/x11-xnest-6.7.0-i486-5.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/x11-xprt-6.7.0-i486-5.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/x11-xvfb-6.7.0-i486-5.tgz

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2005&m=slackware-security.586951

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA16790:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16790/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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