SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : xorg-x11-server (SUSE-SU-2013:0857-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83587


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


In some cases, input events are sent to X servers not currently the VT owner, allowing a user to capture passwords. This update fixes this issue. CVE-2013-1940 has been assigned to this issue.

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


Update the affected xorg-x11-server package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83587

File Name: suse_SU-2013-0857-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1940

BID: 59282