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

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Frank Steiner wrote:

> Hi,


> Thomas Biege wrote:
> > Hm, did you restart the X server?
> Yes, even rebooted the PC to avoid any caching effect.
> > Does this even happen as non-root user?
> yes, same effect.
> >
> > > Fatal server error:
> > > Caught signal 4.  Server aborting
> > 
> > The original bug triggered a SIGSEGV (11) this one is a SIGILL (4).
> > Maybe it triggered just another bug. I'll verify the sources...
> Actually, rebooting the PC changed the signal to 11 again... It also
> happens on our SuSE 9.0 PCs with the updated XFree86 (as root and as
> any other user). And the signal is indeed caused by the font files:

The patches were in, but the wrong packages are put to the FTP servers.

The new packages (XFree86-server and xloader for older SL versions)
were released yesterday.

  Thomas Biege <thomas@xxxxxxx>, SUSE LINUX AG, Security Support & Auditing
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