SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libX11 / libxcb (SUSE-SU-2018:3102-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118080
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for libX11 and libxcb fixes the following issue :
These security issues were fixed :
CVE-2018-14599: The function XListExtensions was vulnerable to an off-by-one error caused by malicious server responses, leading to DoS or possibly unspecified other impact (bsc#1102062).
CVE-2018-14600: The function XListExtensions interpreted a variable as signed instead of unsigned, resulting in an out-of-bounds write (of up to 128 bytes), leading to DoS or remote code execution (bsc#1102068).
CVE-2018-14598: A malicious server could have sent a reply in which the first string overflows, causing a variable to be set to NULL that will be freed later on, leading to DoS (segmentation fault) (bsc#1102073).
The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.
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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2202=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2202=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2202=1