Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : x11-server (MDVSA-2013:259)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70679


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


Updated x11-server packages fix security vulnerability :

Use-after-free vulnerability in the doImageText function in dix/dixfonts.c in the xorg-server module before 1.14.4 in X.Org X11 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ImageText request that triggers memory-allocation failure (CVE-2013-4396).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70679

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-259.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/29

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4396

BID: 62892

MDVSA: 2013:259