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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
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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