NX in the 2.1 series uses XFree86 4.3 code which is prone to an integer overflow vulnerability.
|Package||net-misc/nx on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.0.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.0.0|
|Package||net-misc/nxnode on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.0.0-r3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.0.0-r3|
NoMachine's NX establishes remote connections to X11 desktops over small bandwidth links. NX and NX Node are the compression core libraries, whereas NX is used by FreeNX and NX Node by the binary-only NX servers.
Chris Evans reported an integer overflow within the FreeType PCF font file parser (CVE-2006-1861). NX and NX Node are vulnerable to this due to shipping XFree86 4.3.0, which includes the vulnerable FreeType code.
A remote attacker could exploit these integer overflows by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user on the machine running the NX server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/nx-3.0.0"
All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/nxnode-3.0.0-r3"
October 09, 2007
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