Debian DSA-4000-1 : xorg-server - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103882


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the X.Org X server. An attacker who's able to connect to an X server could cause a denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the xorg-server packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u2.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103882

File Name: debian_DSA-4000.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/18/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12176, CVE-2017-12177, CVE-2017-12178, CVE-2017-12179, CVE-2017-12180, CVE-2017-12181, CVE-2017-12182, CVE-2017-12183, CVE-2017-12184, CVE-2017-12185, CVE-2017-12186, CVE-2017-12187, CVE-2017-13721, CVE-2017-13723

DSA: 4000