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1168707: CVE-2014-8098 xorg-x11-server: out of bounds access due to not validating length or offset values in GLX extension
Multiple out-of-bounds write flaws were found in the way the X.Org server calculated memory requirements for certain GLX extension requests. A malicious, authenticated client could use either of these flaws to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8098 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.4
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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 5 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1982 2014-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1983 2014-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1983 2014-12-11

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