Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : xorg-server vulnerabilities (USN-616-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33199

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Multiple flaws were found in the RENDER, RECORD, and Security extensions of X.org which did not correctly validate function arguments. An authenticated attacker could send specially crafted requests and gain root privileges or crash X. (CVE-2008-1377, CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362)

It was discovered that the MIT-SHM extension of X.org did not correctly validate the location of memory during an image copy. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary memory locations within X, exposing sensitive information. (CVE-2008-1379).

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/616-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33199

File Name: ubuntu_USN-616-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/06/16

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xdmx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xdmx-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xnest, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xprint, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xprint-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xephyr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xvfb, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1377, CVE-2008-1379, CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362

BID: 29665, 29666, 29668, 29669, 29670

USN: 616-1

CWE: 189