Rocky Linux 9 : tigervnc (RLSA-2023:0622)

high Nessus Plugin ID 171559


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2023:0622 advisory.

- A vulnerability was found in X.Org. This issue occurs due to a dangling pointer in DeepCopyPointerClasses that can be exploited by ProcXkbSetDeviceInfo() and ProcXkbGetDeviceInfo() to read and write into freed memory. This can lead to local privilege elevation on systems where the X server runs privileged and remote code execution for ssh X forwarding sessions. (CVE-2023-0494)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171559

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2023-0622.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2/16/2023

Updated: 11/7/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-0494


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: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-icons, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-license, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-selinux, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server-minimal, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server-minimal-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server-module, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:tigervnc-server-module-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:9

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-0494