Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : x11-server (MDVSA-2013:139)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 66151


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


This fixes a format string vulnerability in the LogVHdrMessageVerb function in os/log.c when handling input device names in X.Org X11 server (CVE-2012-2118).

MBS1 is not vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via this vulnerability because of the compiler options that were used to build it, but it can still cause a crash.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66151

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-139.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xdmx, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xephyr, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xfake, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xfbdev, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xnest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xorg, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xvfb, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2118

BID: 53150

MDVSA: 2013:139

MGASA: 2012-0299