SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xorg-x11-server (SUSE-SU-2017:1741-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for xorg-x11-server fixes the following issues: Security
issues :

- CVE-2017-2624: Prevent timing attack against MIT cookie.
(bsc#1025029, CVE-2017-2624) Non security issues :

- Use arc4random to generate cookies. (bsc#1025084)

- XDrawArc performance improvement (bsc#1019649)

- Fix byte swapping for gradeint stops (bsc#981044).

- Remove unused function with use-after-free issue.
(bsc#1025035)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1019649
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1025029
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1025035
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1025084
https://bugzilla.suse.com/981044
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2624.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?fbc7584b

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-xorg-x11-server-13186=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-xorg-x11-server-13186=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-xorg-x11-server-13186=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101201 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2624

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