Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : xserver-xorg-video-qxl vulnerability (USN-1714-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 64481


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that the QXL graphics driver incorrectly handled terminated connections. An attacker that could connect to a guest using SPICE and the QXL graphics driver could cause the guest to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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.


Update the affected xserver-xorg-video-qxl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 64481

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1714-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/06

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-video-qxl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-: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: 2013/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0241

BID: 57637

OSVDB: 89731

USN: 1714-1