Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Ken Mixter discovered a format string vulnerability in the
LogVHdrMessageVerb function when handling input device names. This
could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code.
The default compiler options for the affected release should reduce
the vulnerability to a denial of service.
Update the affected xserver-xorg-core package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 59955 ()
Bugtraq ID: 53150
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2118
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