GLSA-201201-16 : X.Org X Server/X Keyboard Configuration Database: Screen lock bypass
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57722
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-16 (X.Org X Server/X Keyboard Configuration Database: Screen lock bypass)
Starting with the =x11-base/xorg-server-1.11 package, the X.Org X Server again provides debugging functionality that can be used terminate an application that exclusively grabs mouse and keyboard input, like screen locking utilities.
Gu1 reported that the X Keyboard Configuration Database maps this functionality by default to the Ctrl+Alt+Numpad * key combination.
A physically proximate attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to a locked X session without providing the correct credentials.
Downgrade to any version of x11-base/xorg-server below x11-base/xorg-server-1.11:
# emerge --oneshot --verbose '<x11-base/xorg-server-1.11'
SolutionAll xkeyboard-config users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-misc/xkeyboard-config-2.4.1-r3' NOTE: The X.Org X Server 1.11 was only stable on the AMD64, ARM, HPPA, and x86 architectures. Users of the stable branches of all other architectures are not affected and will be directly provided with a fixed X Keyboard Configuration Database version.