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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X Server Bug in compNewPixmap() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018665
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018665
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4730   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 10 2007
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in X.org's X server. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger an error in the compNewPixmap() function to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Aaron Plattner reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-announce/2007-September/000378.html

[Editor's note: The vendor's advisory does not reference any security implications.]

Vendor URL:  www.x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) X Server Bug in compNewPixmap() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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