Amazon Linux 2 : xorg-x11-server (ALAS-2023-2352)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186561

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2352 advisory.

- A use-after-free flaw was found in xorg-x11-server-Xvfb. This issue occurs in Xvfb with a very specific and legacy configuration (a multi-screen setup with multiple protocol screens, also known as Zaphod mode).
If the pointer is warped from a screen 1 to a screen 0, a use-after-free issue may be triggered during shutdown or reset of the Xvfb server, allowing for possible escalation of privileges or denial of service.
(CVE-2023-5574)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update xorg-x11-server' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2023-2352.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-5574.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186561

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2352.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2023

Updated: 12/4/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5574

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/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:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xdmx, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xephyr, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xnest, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xorg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xvfb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xwayland, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-source, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-5574