Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : xserver-xorg-video-qxl vulnerability (USN-1714-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the QXL graphics driver incorrectly handled
terminated connections. An attacker that could connect to a guest
using SPICE and the QXL graphics driver could cause the guest to hang
or crash, resulting in 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-video-qxl package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64481 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57637

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0241