Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : xorg-server vulnerability (USN-1232-3)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-1232-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the X.Org X server. A regression
was found on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that affected GLX support, and
USN-1232-2 was released to temporarily disable the problematic
security fix. This update includes a revised fix for CVE-2010-4818.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that the X server incorrectly handled certain
malformed input. An authorized attacker could exploit this to cause
the X server to crash, leading to a denial or service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with root privileges. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-4818)

It was discovered that the X server incorrectly handled
certain malformed input. An authorized attacker could
exploit this to cause the X server to crash, leading to a
denial or service, or possibly read arbitrary data from the
X server process. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-4819)

Vladz discovered that the X server incorrectly handled lock
files. A local attacker could use this flaw to determine if
a file existed or not. (CVE-2011-4028)

Vladz discovered that the X server incorrectly handled
setting lock file permissions. A local attacker could use
this flaw to gain read permissions on arbitrary files and
view sensitive information. (CVE-2011-4029).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected xserver-xorg-core package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50002

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4818
CVE-2010-4819
CVE-2011-4028
CVE-2011-4029

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