DescriptionX.Org server (xorg-server) 1.0.0 and later, X11R6.9.0, and X11R7.0 inadvertently treats the address of the geteuid function as if it is the return value of a call to geteuid, which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions and (1) execute arbitrary code via the -modulepath command line option or (2) overwrite arbitrary files via -logfile.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
SUSE Security Advisories:
- SUSE-SA:2006:016, published Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:00:00 +0000
- SUSE-SR:2006:006, published Fri, 17 Mar 2006 16:00:00 +0000
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 01:40:25 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:32 2022