Public Date:
959112: CVE-2013-2004 libX11: unbounded recursion leading to stack-overflow
Two stack-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way libX11, the Core X11 protocol client library, processed certain user-specified files. A malicious X11 server could possibly use this flaw to crash an X11 client via a specially crafted file.

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This issue affects the libX11 package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libX11) RHSA-2014:1436 2014-10-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libX11 Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

External References

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