The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
gnuserv before 3.12, as shipped with XEmacs, does not properly check the specified length of an X Windows MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE cookie, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a buffer overflow, or brute force authentication by using a short cookie length.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2001:010||February 02, 2001|
|Red Hat Powertools 6.2||RHSA-2001:011||February 02, 2001|
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