USN-514-1: vulnerability

18 September 2007

xorg-server vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • xorg-server


Aaron Plattner discovered that the Composite extension did not correctly calculate the size of buffers when copying between different bit depths. An authenticated user could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
xserver-xorg-core - 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.