openSUSE Security Update : xorg-x11-server (openSUSE-2017-825)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

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

- CVE-2017-10971: Fix endianess handling of GenericEvent
to prevent a stack overflow by clients. (bnc#1035283)

- Make sure the type of all events to be sent by
ProcXSendExtensionEvent are in the allowed range.

- CVE-2017-10972: Initialize the xEvent eventT with zeros
to avoid information leakage.

- Improve retrieval of entropy for generating random
authentication cookies (boo#1025084)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected xorg-x11-server packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101760 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10971

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