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Fwd: X.Org security advisory: CVE-2013-4396: Use after free in Xserver handling of ImageText requests
From: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith () oracle com>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:23:43 -0700

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Subject: X.Org security advisory: CVE-2013-4396: Use after free in Xserver handling of ImageText requests
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:20:16 -0700
From: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith () oracle com>
Reply-To: xorg () lists freedesktop org
To: xorg-announce () lists x org, xorg <xorg () lists freedesktop org>
CC: X.Org Security Team <xorg-security () lists x org>, Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib () gmail com>

X.Org Security Advisory: October 8, 2013 - CVE-2013-4396
Use after free in Xserver handling of ImageText requests
========================================================

Description:
============

Pedro Ribeiro (pedrib () gmail com) reported an issue to the X.Org security
team in which an authenticated X client can cause an X server to use memory
after it was freed, potentially leading to crash and/or memory corruption.

Affected Versions
=================

This bug appears to have been introduced in RCS version 1.42 on 1993/09/18,
and is thus believed to be present in every X server release starting with
X11R6.0 up to the current xorg-server 1.14.3.  (Manual inspection shows it
is present in the sources from the X11R6 tarballs, but not in those from the
X11R5 tarballs.)

Fixes
=====

A fix is available via the attached patch, which is intended to be included
in xorg-server 1.15.0 and 1.14.4.

Thanks
======

X.Org thanks Pedro Ribeiro for reporting this issues to our security team at
xorg-security () lists x org
--
        -Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith () oracle com
          X.Org Security Response Team - xorg-security () lists x org




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