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    Debian: DSA-2364-1: xorg security update

    Date 18 Dec 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The Debian X wrapper enforces that the X server can only be started from a console. "vladz" discovered that this wrapper could be bypassed. The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2364-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 18, 2011                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xorg
    Vulnerability  : incorrect permission check
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-4613 
    Debian Bug     : 652249
    
    The Debian X wrapper enforces that the X server can only be started from
    a console. "vladz" discovered that this wrapper could be bypassed.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.5+8+squeeze1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:7.6+10.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xorg packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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