Oracle Linux 7 : xorg-x11-server (ELSA-2018-3410)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118812

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3410 :

An update for xorg-x11-server is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon.

Security Fix(es) :

* xorg-x11-server: Incorrect permission check in Xorg X server allows for privilege escalation (CVE-2018-14665)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Narendra Shinde for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected xorg-x11-server packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-November/008225.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118812

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3410.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/08

Modified: 2018/11/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xdmx, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xephyr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xnest, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xorg, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xvfb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-Xwayland, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xorg-x11-server-source, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14665

RHSA: 2018:3410