SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xorg-x11-server (SUSE-SU-2017:1861-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101765
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-1150=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-1150=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.