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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
(HP Issues Fix) X ShmPutImage() Integer Overflow Lets Local Users and Remote Authenticated Users View Arbitrary Memory Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021136
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021136
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1379   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2011
Original Entry Date:  Nov 4 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): X11R7.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the X Window System. A local user or remote authenticated user can view arbitrary memory contents on the target system.

A local user or a remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to trigger an integer overflow in the processing of ShmPutImage() requests and allow the user to view arbitrary X server memory locations.

The vendor was notified on March 26, 2008.

regenrecht reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A local user or remote authenticated user can view arbitrary X server memory contents on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01543321

Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31

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