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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-16
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  Severity: High
     Title: X.Org X server: Composite local privilege escalation
      Date: October 14, 2007
      Bugs: #191964
        ID: 200710-16

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Composite extension of the
X.Org X server, allowing for a local privilege escalation.

Background
=========
The X Window System is a graphical windowing system based on a
client/server model.

Affected packages
================
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     Package               /   Vulnerable   /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-base/xorg-server     < 1.3.0.0-r1               >= 1.3.0.0-r1

Description
==========
Aaron Plattner discovered a buffer overflow in the compNewPixmap()
function when copying data from a large pixel depth pixmap into a
smaller pixel depth pixmap.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running the X server, typically root.

Workaround
=========
Disable the Composite extension by setting ' Option "Composite"
"disable" ' in the Extensions section of xorg.conf.

Note: This could affect the functionality of some applications.

Resolution
=========
All X.Org X server users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-server-1.3.0.0-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4730
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4730

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200710-16

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
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Gentoo: GLSA-200710-16: X.Org X server: Composite local privilege escalation

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Composite extension of the X.Org X server, allowing for a local privilege escalation.

Summary

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-16
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Severity: High Title: X.Org X server: Composite local privilege escalation Date: October 14, 2007 Bugs: #191964 ID: 200710-16

Synopsis ======= A vulnerability has been discovered in the Composite extension of the X.Org X server, allowing for a local privilege escalation.
Background ========= The X Window System is a graphical windowing system based on a client/server model.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-base/xorg-server < 1.3.0.0-r1 >= 1.3.0.0-r1
========== Aaron Plattner discovered a buffer overflow in the compNewPixmap() function when copying data from a large pixel depth pixmap into a smaller pixel depth pixmap.
Impact ===== A local attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the X server, typically root.
Workaround ========= Disable the Composite extension by setting ' Option "Composite" "disable" ' in the Extensions section of xorg.conf.
Note: This could affect the functionality of some applications.
Resolution ========= All X.Org X server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-server-1.3.0.0-r1"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4730 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4730
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200710-16
Concerns? ======== Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).
The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
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