Debian DLA-2627-1 : xorg-server security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 148701

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that there was an input validation failure in the X.Org display server.

Insufficient checks on the lengths of the XInput extension's ChangeFeedbackControl request could have lead to out of bounds memory accesses in the X server. These issues can lead to privilege escalation for authorised clients, particularly on systems where the X server is running as a privileged user.

For Debian 9 'Stretch', this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your xorg-server packages.

For the detailed security status of xorg-server please refer to its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/xorg-server

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/xorg-server

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/xorg-server

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/04/msg00013.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148701

File Name: debian_DLA-2627.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/16/2021

Updated: 5/24/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3472

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xdmx:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xdmx-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xnest:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xephyr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-core:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-core-udeb:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xvfb:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xorg-server-source:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-legacy:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:xwayland:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3472