Scientific Linux Security Update : xorg-x11-server on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 119207


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


Security Fix(es) :

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

The SL Team added a fix for upstream bug 1650634


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119207

File Name: sl_20181031_xorg_x11_server_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/27

Modified: 2018/11/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/31

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Xorg X11 Server SUID privilege escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14665