Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Debian: CVE-2017-12185: xorg-server -- security update

Back to Search

Debian: CVE-2017-12185: xorg-server -- security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/12/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/18/2017
Modified
02/24/2020

Description

xorg-x11-server before 1.19.5 was missing length validation in MIT-SCREEN-SAVER extension allowing malicious X client to cause X server to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-xorg-server

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;