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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X GLX Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026148
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026148
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4818   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 6 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in X. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can make a specially crafted GLX X call to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code may run with root privileges.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.
Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 6 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X GLX Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Oct 6 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X GLX Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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