Bug 124901 - CAN-2004-0419 xdm opens random tcp sockets
CAN-2004-0419 xdm opens random tcp sockets
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-06-01 07:20 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 11:52:50 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-06-01 07:20:31 EDT
See URL; "Even when DisplayManager.requestPort is set to 0, xdm will
open a chooserFd tcp socket on all interfaces. This apparently cannot
be disabled by configuration and presents a possible security risk."  

Note that this issue does not affect upstream XFree86 4.3.0 but
affects the versions shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 which
contained a backported patch that contains the flaw.

        CAN-2004-0419 Affects: 3AS 3WS 3ES 3Desktop

This issue is minor severity as xdm is not used by default.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-15 03:58:13 EDT
Is there a patch for this?
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-09-15 04:08:39 EDT
There is a patch at the URL in this bug entry.
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2004-10-04 11:52:50 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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