openSUSE Security Update : xorg-x11-server (openSUSE-SU-2013:0937-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 74992


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


- U_xf86-fix-flush-input-to-work-with-Linux-evdev-device.p atch

- So when we VT switch back and attempt to flush the input devices, we don't succeed because evdev won't return part of an event, since we were only asking for 4 bytes, we'd only get -EINVAL back. This could later cause events to be flushed that we shouldn't have gotten. This is a fix for CVE-2013-1940. (bnc#814653)


Update the affected xorg-x11-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74992

File Name: openSUSE-2013-411.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-Xvnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-Xvnc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server-extra-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-server-sdk, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1940