Amazon Linux AMI : xorg-x11-server (ALAS-2013-260)

low Nessus Plugin ID 71400
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

A flaw was found in the way the X.org X11 server registered new hot plugged devices. If a local user switched to a different session and plugged in a new device, input from that device could become available in the previous session, possibly leading to information disclosure.
(CVE-2013-1940)

Solution

Run 'yum update xorg-x11-server' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-260.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 71400

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-260.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xephyr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xnest:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-xvfb:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:xorg-x11-server-source:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1940

RHSA: 2013:1620

ALAS: 2013-260