Amazon Linux AMI : xorg-x11-server (ALAS-2013-234)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the X.Org server handled
ImageText requests. A malicious, authorized client could use this flaw
to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
root privileges. (CVE-2013-4396)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?75871b65

Solution :

Run 'yum update xorg-x11-server' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70896 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4396