CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-04-05
Bugzilla: 680196: CVE-2011-0465 xorg: xrdb code execution via crafted X client hostname


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

xrdb.c in xrdb before 1.0.9 in X.Org X11R7.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a hostname obtained from a (1) DHCP or (2) XDMCP message.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0465 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (xorg-x11) RHSA-2011:0432 April 11, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xorg-x11-server-utils) RHSA-2011:0433 April 11, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (xorg-x11-server-utils) RHSA-2011:0433 April 11, 2011

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Matthieu Herrb for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team as the original reporter.

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