Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : xorg-server, xorg-server-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-1803-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 66022
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the X.Org X server did not properly clear input events in certain circumstances. A local attacker with physical access could use this flaw to capture keystrokes.

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Solution

Update the affected xserver-xorg-core and / or xserver-xorg-core-lts-quantal packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1803-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66022

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1803-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/18/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xserver-xorg-core-lts-quantal, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1940

USN: 1803-1