Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xorg-server vulnerability (USN-1502-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

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