Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : xorg-server vulnerabilities (USN-616-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the RENDER, RECORD, and Security
extensions of X.org which did not correctly validate function
arguments. An authenticated attacker could send specially crafted
requests and gain root privileges or crash X. (CVE-2008-1377,
CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362)

It was discovered that the MIT-SHM extension of X.org did not
correctly validate the location of memory during an image copy. An
authenticated attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary memory
locations within X, exposing sensitive information. (CVE-2008-1379).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33199 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29666

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1377