RH6.0: XFree86 (RHSA-1999:035-02)
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RedHat Linux New XFree86 packages are available for Red Hat Linux 4.2, 5.2, and 6.0 on all architectures. The XFree86 3.3.5 release fixes a number of newly discovered security problems and provides new drivers, as well as fixing a large number of outstanding bugs.
 
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory
Package XFree86

Synopsis XFree86 3.3.5 packages available

Advisory ID RHSA-1999:035-02

Issue Date 1999-09-07

Updated on 1999-09-16

Keywords xfree86 xterm xdm xinit xfs xinitrc xkb

Revision History:
1999-09-16: fixed permission problems for 4.x/5.x packages
reverted MediaGX driver to 3.3.3.1 version
trident and SiS driver fixes


1. Topic:
New XFree86 packages are available for Red Hat Linux 4.2, 5.2, and 6.0 on all architectures. The XFree86 3.3.5 release fixes a number of newly discovered security problems and provides new drivers, as well as fixing a large number of outstanding bugs.

2. Bug IDs fixed:
1141 1456 2446 2741 2772 2793 2985 3142 3198 3619 3678 3706 3734 3743 3753 3828 3895 3964 4087 4090 4353 4553 4672 4681

3. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.0, all architectures

4. Obsoleted by:
None

5. Conflicts with:
None

6. RPMs required:

Intel:

ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/i386/

XFree86-100dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-3DLabs-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-8514-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-AGX-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-FBDev-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-I128-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mach32-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mach64-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mach8-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mono-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-P9000-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-S3-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-S3V-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-SVGA-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-VGA16-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-W32-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-XF86Setup-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Xnest-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-Xvfb-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-devel-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-doc-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-libs-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm
XFree86-xfs-3.3.5-1.6.0.i386.rpm

Alpha:

ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/alpha

XFree86-100dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-3DLabs-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-FBDev-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-Mach64-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-Mono-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-P9000-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-S3-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-S3V-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-SVGA-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-TGA-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-Xnest-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-Xvfb-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-devel-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-doc-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-libs-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm
XFree86-xfs-3.3.5-1.6.0.alpha.rpm

SPARC:

ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/sparc

XFree86-100dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-Mach64-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-Sun-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-Sun24-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-SunMono-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-VGA16-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-Xnest-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-Xvfb-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-devel-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-doc-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-libs-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm
XFree86-xfs-3.3.5-1.6.0.sparc.rpm

Source:

ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/SRPMS

XFree86-3.3.5-1.6.0.src.rpm

Architecture neutral:

ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/noarch/

7. Problem description:
XFree86 3.3.5 has become available, which features a large number of bug fixes, a greater number of supported video cards, and security improvements. Thanks go to Branden Robinson for discovering a possible symlink attack in the xkb extension initialization at server startup time.

A short summary of improvements in XFree86 3.3.4/3.3.5:

Support for S3 Savage4 and Savage3D on x86; Support for S3 Trio3D/2X; Mach64 server bugfixes; PS/2 Mouse problem fixes; Rendition server fixes; Intel i740 support (donated by Precision Insight); SiS 530 and SiS 620 support; 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee and Voodoo3 support; Trident Blade3D, CyberBlade and Cyber9525 support; S3 Trio3D support; Matrox G400 support; NVIDIA Riva TNT2 support and better acceleration for all Riva chipsets (donated by NVIDIA); Rewritten Cyrix MediaGX support (donated by Cyrix); Updates and new hardware support (Acecad flair, Calcomp DrawingBoard) for xinput extension; Bug fixed for cards with S3 Aurora64V+ (M65) chip (VGA output should now work).

(1999-09-16) The MediaGX driver included in the 3.3.4 and 3.3.5 XFree86 releases is highly buggy. For this reason, we have reverted to the driver included in XFree86 3.3.3.1. Patches have also been applied to correct problems with some Trident cards and with SiS 6326 cards.

8. Solution:
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh filename

where filename is the name of the RPM. In some circumstances, you may be required to add --force and/or --nodeps to the rpm command line options to insure a proper upgrade. Add these options if the command line given gives an error. You should upgrade at least the core XFree86 package, the font server (xfs) package, the libraries, and the server for your video card.

If you download all of the XFree86 updates into a directory and then execute the command:

rpm -UvhF *.rpm

only the RPMs that you already have installed will be upgraded.

More detailed instructions on installing XFree86 are available from:

http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/support/docs/XFree86-upgrade/XFree86- upgrade.html

9. Verification:


 MD5 sum                           Package Name

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These packages are also PGP signed by Red Hat Inc. for security. Our key is available at: http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contac t.html

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

rpm --checksig --nopgp filename

10. References:
News about the 3.3.5 release: http://www.xfree86.org/#news
Release notes for 3.3.5 and 3.3.4: http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.5/RELNOTES.html