Slackware Security Advisories
Slackware Logo

News

Security Advisories

FAQ

Book

General Info

Get Slack

Install Help

Configuration

Packages

ChangeLogs

Propaganda

Ports

Other Sites

Support

Contact

Mailing Lists

About

 
From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] xorg-server (SSA:2008-183-01)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:24:40 -0700 (PDT)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  xorg-server (SSA:2008-183-01)

New xorg-server packages are available for Slackware 12.1 and -current to
fix security issues in xorg-server 1.4 prior to version 1.4.2.

More details about the issues may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1377
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1379
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2360
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2361
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2362


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded xorg-server to address denial of service and possible arbitrary
  code execution flaws reported in xorg-server 1.4 prior to 1.4.2.
  For more information about the issues patched, please refer to:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1377
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1379
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2360
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2361
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2362
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Security fixes (see CVE entries above).
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Security fixes (see CVE entries above).
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 12.1 packages:
4f53f4f232f614f43ff8455602bb3391  xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz
7a9b6e3801c08d6d1839b68dd9715e9e  xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz
1a1b00c1867d81369d167933229e9284  xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
a8e1298855bbf08217343a7aa8776b0f  xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz
64491ebde2bf1f15240c36921aa965ba  xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz
e2eec7d598adee8e2bf4359868b2670f  xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg xorg-server-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz xorg-server-xnest-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz xorg-server-xvfb-1.4.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| To leave the slackware-security mailing list:                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Send an email to majordomo@slackware.com with this text in the body of |
| the email message:                                                     |
|                                                                        |
|   unsubscribe slackware-security                                       |
|                                                                        |
| You will get a confirmation message back containing instructions to    |
| complete the process.  Please do not reply to this email address.      |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

iEYEARECAAYFAkhqfdkACgkQakRjwEAQIjPQ6wCdHh8H8F0tcj80PcrBUhRchu/y
2sEAn0mlfJrOdY+fpsFU2lXkKMBkfZTA
=lor/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

Slackware® is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc. All logos and graphics are copyrighted.