Bug 10897 - X11 font server vulnerability
X11 font server vulnerability
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10877
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-04-18 14:33 EDT by smedina
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-18 15:27:29 EDT
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Description smedina 2000-04-18 14:33:26 EDT
The purpose of this email is twofold: 1) to inform you of a reported
vulnerability by a third party, not myself,  involving one of your
products, and 2) to obtain confirmation/clarification and knowledge of any
measures taken to address this in the event it is viable.

Below is the report (snipped):

--- Begin report ---

A denial of service exists in the X11 font server shipped with RedHat
Linux 6.x. Due to improper input validation, it is possible for any user
to crash the X fontserver. This will prevent the X server from functioning

--- End report ---

An explanation of my query - I work for Infrastructure Defense, Inc.,
which provides private publications to fortune 500 companies about
information/computer security trends, vulnerabilities, etc. I strive to
contact the appropriate parties whenever there is a question as to the
veracity of a post, claim, other. Hence, my email to you.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Servio Medina - smedina@idefense.com
Information Security Analyst
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-04-18 15:27:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10877 ***

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