SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xorg-x11-server (SUSE-SU-2018:3456-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118457

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for xorg-x11-server provides the following fix :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2018-14665: Local attackers could overwrite system files in any
directory using the -logfile option and gain privileges (bsc#1111697)

Non security issues fixed: Do not write past the allocated buffer.
(bsc#1078383)

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.

Solution

To 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 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
slessp3-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
sleposp3-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp3-xorg-x11-server-13843=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1078383

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1111697

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-14665/

http://www.nessus.org/u?6bfca343

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118457

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3456-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/26

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-Xvnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-server-extra, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Xorg X11 Server SUID privilege escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14665

IAVB: 2018-B-0140