Sun Java Desktop System XFree86 Server Vulnerable

Sun has reported a vulnerability in the XFree86 server, which could allow an unprivileged local user to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the server.

The security flaw affects Sun Java Desktop System Release 2 and is due to an integer overflow in the X Pixmap (Xpm) format image file creation routines.

To avoid this problem, Sun recommends installing the RPM updated with patch 10490. More information about this error and its solution is available at: Sun Notification – Sun Alert ID: 101953




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