CentOS 5 / 6 : xorg-x11-server (CESA-2013:1426)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70464
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated xorg-x11-server packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the X.Org server handled ImageText requests. A malicious, authorized client could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2013-4396)

Red Hat would like to thank the X.Org security team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Pedro Ribeiro as the original reporter.

All xorg-x11-server users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected xorg-x11-server packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c5a7512a

http://www.nessus.org/u?a9574378

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70464

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-1426.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-4396

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xdmx, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xephyr, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xnest, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xorg, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xvfb, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-Xvnc-source, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-common, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-sdk, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xorg-x11-server-source, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4396

BID: 62892

RHSA: 2013:1426