Bug 84598 - VNC server cookie vulnerability
Summary: VNC server cookie vulnerability
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vnc
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-02-19 14:05 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-26 16:25:13 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:068 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: vnc security update 2003-02-07 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-02-19 14:05:45 UTC
The VNC server acts as an X server, but the script for starting it
generates an MIT X cookie (which is used for X authentication) without
using a strong enough random number generator. This could allow an
attacker to be able to more easily guess the authentication cookie.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-26 16:25:13 UTC
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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-068.html



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