Debian DSA-4328-1 : xorg-server - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 118474


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


Narendra Shinde discovered that incorrect command-line parameter validation in the Xorg X server may result in arbitary file overwrite, which can result in privilege escalation.


Upgrade the xorg-server packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118474

File Name: debian_DSA-4328.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/29

Updated: 2019/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/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:9.0

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

DSA: 4328

IAVB: 2018-B-0140