Debian DLA-120-2 : xorg-server regression update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82103

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Andreas Cord-Landwehr reported an issue where the X.Org Xserver would often crash with an arithmetic exception when maximizing application windows.

This issue (CVE-2015-3418) is a regression which got introduced by fixing CVE-2014-8092. The above referenced version of xorg-server in Debian squeeze-lts fixes this regression in the following way :

The length checking code validates PutImage height and byte width by making sure that byte-width >= INT32_MAX / height. If height is zero, this generates a divide by zero exception. Allow zero height requests explicitly, bypassing the INT32_MAX check (in dix/dispatch.c).

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/05/msg00002.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/xorg-server

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82103

File Name: debian_DLA-120.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xdmx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xdmx-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xnest, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xephyr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xfbdev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-core, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-core-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-core-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xserver-xorg-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xvfb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8091, CVE-2014-8092, CVE-2014-8093, CVE-2014-8094, CVE-2014-8095, CVE-2014-8096, CVE-2014-8097, CVE-2014-8098, CVE-2014-8099, CVE-2014-8100, CVE-2014-8101, CVE-2014-8102, CVE-2015-3418

BID: 71595, 71596, 71597, 71598, 71599, 71600, 71601, 71602, 71604, 71605, 71606, 71608, 74328