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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X Font Server Temporary File Race Conditions Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018375
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018375
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3103   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2007
Impact:   Root access via local system


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the X Font Server. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The init.d X Font Server script does not properly modify the permissions of a temporary file. A local user can exploit this to change the permissions of arbitrary files to world writable.

iDefense reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X Font Server Temporary File Race Conditions Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for XFS for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jul 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X Font Server Temporary File Race Conditions Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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