Amazon Linux AMI : libXext (ALAS-2014-403)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78346

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VPR Score: 5.5


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


Multiple integer overflows in libXext 1.3.1 and earlier allow X servers to trigger allocation of insufficient memory and a buffer overflow via vectors related to the (1) XcupGetReservedColormapEntries, (2) XcupStoreColors, (3) XdbeGetVisualInfo, (4) XeviGetVisualInfo, (5) XShapeGetRectangles, and (6) XSyncListSystemCounters functions.


Run 'yum update libXext' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78346

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-403.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXext, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXext-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXext-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1982

ALAS: 2014-403