Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : libXrandr vulnerabilities (USN-5428-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 161330

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5428-1 advisory.

- Multiple integer overflows in X.org libXrandr before 1.5.1 allow remote X servers to trigger out-of-bounds write operations via a crafted response. (CVE-2016-7947)

- X.org libXrandr before 1.5.1 allows remote X servers to trigger out-of-bounds write operations by leveraging mishandling of reply data. (CVE-2016-7948)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected libxrandr-dev and / or libxrandr2 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5428-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 161330

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5428-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/18/2022

Updated: 5/18/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

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 Score Source: CVE-2016-7948

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxrandr2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxrandr-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7947, CVE-2016-7948

USN: 5428-1