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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in ReadFontAlias from dirfile.c of XFree86 4.1.0 through 4.3.0 allows local users and remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a font alias file (font.alias) with a long token, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0084 and CVE-2004-0106.

Find out more about CVE-2004-0083 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2004:060 2004-02-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 RHSA-2004:061 2004-02-13
Red Hat Linux 9 RHSA-2004:059 2004-02-13


Red Hat would like to thank David Dawes from XFree86 and iDefense for reporting and working on this issue.

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