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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0465

Original release date: 04/08/2011
Last revised: 08/23/2011


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [xorg-announce] 20110405 xrdb 1.0.9
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2011:0298
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025317
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2011-096-01
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0880
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0889
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2011:016
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0906
External Source: BID
Name: 47189
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:076
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2213
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0975
External Source: MLIST
Name: [xorg-announce] 20110405 X.Org security advisory: root hole via rogue hostname
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0433
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1107-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0966
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0929
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680196
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: xorg11-xrdb-command-execution(66585)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/xrdb/commit/?id=1027d5df07398c1507fb1fe3a9981aa6b4bc3a56
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0432
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-4871

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