Debian DSA-3905-1 : xorg-server - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 101323


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two security issues have been discovered in the X server, which may lead to privilege escalation or an information leak.


Upgrade the xorg-server packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u1. Setups running root-less X are not affected.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101323

File Name: debian_DSA-3905.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xorg-server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10971, CVE-2017-10972

DSA: 3905