Bug 32418 - Xfree86 Security Fixes
Xfree86 Security Fixes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-20 13:48 EST by Christof Damian
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-20 13:48:35 EST
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Description Christof Damian 2001-03-20 13:48:32 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17-14 i686)

the XFree86 version distributed with RH7.0 and RH6.x as security problem.

an update to XFree86 4.0 for redhat 6.x would be nice anyway.

so would one be for 7.0, because of the new drivers for nvidea cards.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-21 20:13:25 EST
There will be no XFree86 4.x update for Red Hat Linux 6.x or 5.x ever.
XFree86 4.x is significantly different from 3.x that it would take
significant engineering effort to create an XFree86 4.x release for older
releases that is supportable.  This does not stop someone from trying to
do it themselves however, and ending up with something mostly useable.

There are XFree86 updates for Red Hat Linux 7.0, 6.2, and possibly 5.2
forthcoming however.  They do include some IMHO minor security updates,
in addition to improving support for various hardware, etc.  If you would
like to try out test packages right away, please try our latest packages.

Comment 2 Christof Damian 2001-03-22 04:22:57 EST
well, that sounds ok. we can migrate our workstations to 7.0 soon. And our
servers (which use Xvfb as user) are hopefully not affected by the security


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