Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : xorg-server, xorg-server-hwe-16.04, xorg-server-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3453-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 103834

Synopsis

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

Description

Michal Srb discovered that the X.Org X server incorrectly handled shared memory segments. An attacker able to connect to an X server, either locally or remotely, could use this issue to crash the server, or possibly replace shared memory segments of other X clients in the same session. (CVE-2017-13721)

Michal Srb discovered that the X.Org X server incorrectly handled XKB buffers. An attacker able to connect to an X server, either locally or remotely, could use this issue to crash the server, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13723).

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 xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-core-hwe-16.04 and / or xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3453-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103834

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3453-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/13/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13721, CVE-2017-13723

USN: 3453-1