Debian DSA-2661-1 : xorg-server - information disclosure

low Nessus Plugin ID 66004
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat discovered that xorg-server, the X.Org X server was vulnerable to an information disclosure flaw related to input handling and devices hotplug.

When an X server is running but not on front (for example because of a VT switch), a newly plugged input device would still be recognized and handled by the X server, which would actually transmit input events to its clients on the background.

This could allow an attacker to recover some input events not intended for the X clients, including sensitive information.


Upgrade the xorg-server packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.7.7-16.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66004

File Name: debian_DSA-2661.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/18/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xorg-server, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1940

DSA: 2661