EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 : libX11 (EulerOS-SA-2019-1948)

High Nessus Plugin ID 128951


The remote EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the libX11 packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- It was discovered that libX11 does not properly validate input coming from the server, causing XListExtensions() and XGetFontPath() functions to produce an invalid list of elements that in turn make XFreeExtensionsList() and XFreeFontPath() access invalid memory. An attacker who can either configure a malicious X server or modify the data coming from one, could use this flaw to crash the application using libX11, resulting in a denial of service.(CVE-2018-14598)

- An off-by-one error has been discovered in libX11 in functions XGetFontPath(), XListExtensions(), and XListFonts(). An attacker who can either configure a malicious X server or modify the data coming from one could use this flaw to make the program crash or have other unspecified effects, caused by the memory corruption.(CVE-2018-14599)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libX11 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128951

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1948.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/17

Updated: 2019/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:libX11, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:libX11-common, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14598, CVE-2018-14599