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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xserver Vendors:   X.org
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Xserver Use-After-Free in Processing ImageText Requests Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030001
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030001
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4396   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 3 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xserver. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated X client can trigger a use-after-free memory error in the processing of ImageText requests to cause the target X server to crash.

Pedro Ribeiro reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target X server to crash.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2013_4396_use_after

Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, 11.1

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 8 2013 Xserver Use-After-Free in Processing ImageText Requests Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service



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