Debian DSA-3160-1 : xorg-server - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81301


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Olivier Fourdan discovered that missing input validation in the Xserver's handling of XkbSetGeometry requests may result in an information leak or denial of service.


Upgrade the xorg-server packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.12.4-6+deb7u6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81301

File Name: debian_DSA-3160.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xorg-server, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0255

BID: 72578

DSA: 3160