The X11 library included with many UNIX variants contains a buffer-overflow vulnerability that may allow attackers to gain root privileges.
The X11 library contains an unspecified buffer-overflow vulnerability. Programs that use this library and accept the -xrm option (including xterm) also contain this vulnerability.
Attackers may be able to gain root privileges by exploiting affected setuid root programs (such as xterm) that use the X11 library.
Apply a patch
See the Systems Affected section for details, or contact your vendor directly.
Thanks to jG gM for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.
|Date First Published:||2002-09-16|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-03-24 20:53 UTC|