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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X Input Validation Flaw in ProcRenderAddGlyphs() Lets Local Users Obtain Memory Contents and Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026149
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026149
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4819   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 6 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in X. A local user can obtain portions of server process memory. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in ProcRenderAddGlyphs() to cause the server process to leak arbitrary memory contents and potentially crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can obtain portions of server process memory.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.
Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control 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 Input Validation Flaw in ProcRenderAddGlyphs() Lets Local Users Obtain Memory Contents and Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Oct 6 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X Input Validation Flaw in ProcRenderAddGlyphs() Lets Local Users Obtain Memory Contents and Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Feb 23 2012 (IBM Issues Fix for AIX) X Input Validation Flaw in ProcRenderAddGlyphs() Lets Local Users Obtain Memory Contents and Deny Service
IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.



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