Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : xorg-server, xorg-server-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2436-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79852
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIlja van Sprundel discovered a multitude of security issues in the X.Org X server. An attacker able to connect to an X server, either locally or remotely, could use these issues to cause the X server to crash or execute arbitrary code resulting in possible privilege escalation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected xserver-xorg-core and / or xserver-xorg-core-lts-trusty packages.