RHEL 5 / 6 : xorg-x11-server (RHSA-2013:1868)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated xorg-x11-server packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical
user interfaces are designed upon.

An integer overflow, which led to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way X.Org server handled trapezoids. A malicious,
authorized client could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

All xorg-x11-server users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71612 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64127

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6424