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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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 6 (xorg-x11-server-utils) RHSA-2011:0433 2011-04-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (xorg-x11-server-utils) RHSA-2011:0433 2011-04-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (xorg-x11) RHSA-2011:0432 2011-04-11


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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