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Re: [suse-security] SUSE Security Announcement: xf86/XFree86 (SuSE-SA:2004:006)



Hi,

Thomas Biege wrote:

> 
>                         SUSE Security Announcement
> 
>         Package:                xf86/XFree86
>         Announcement-ID:        SuSE-SA:2004:006

having installed the update on SuSE 8.0, X still crashes using the method
from http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=72&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=false

Should that happen?

cu,
Frank

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watson /root/tmp# rpm -q --changelog xf86 | head -n 5
* Thu Feb 12 2004 - thomas@xxxxxxx

- fixed more buffer overflows in fontfile/ direc (#34296)
- put together old and new bugs in
  fontfile-sec_bufferoverflows.diff

# having the fonts.alias and fonts.dir in tmp/:
watson /root/tmp# X :0 -fp $PWD

XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 18 January 2002
        If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
        newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
        reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 24 10:10:34 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4.  Server aborting


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to feedback@xxxxxxxx
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cu,
Frank


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