SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : xorg-x11-server (SAT Patch Numbers 8463 / 8464)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70961


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


xorg-x11-server was updated to fix the following security issue :

- Fixed a security issue in which an authenticated X client can cause an X server to use memory after it was freed, potentially leading to crash and/or memory corruption. (CVE-2013-4396, bnc#843652)

A non-security issues was also fixed :

- rfbAuthReenable is accessing rfbClient structure that was in most cases already freed. It actually needs only ScreenPtr, so pass it directly. (bnc#816813)


Apply SAT patch number 8463 / 8464 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70961

File Name: suse_11_xorg-x11-Xvnc-131022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/19

Modified: 2013/11/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-Xvnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xorg-x11-server-extra, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4396