Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 : xorg-server vulnerabilities (USN-939-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Loic Minier discovered that xvfb-run did not correctly keep the X.org
session cookie private. A local attacker could gain access to any
local sessions started by xvfb-run. Ubuntu 9.10 was not affected.

It was discovered that the X.org server did not correctly handle
certain calculations. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash
the X.org session or possibly run arbitrary code with root privileges.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46672 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34828

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1573

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