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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2012-2118: X.Org X Server: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2012-2118: X.Org X Server: Privilege escalation

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/18/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Format string vulnerability in the LogVHdrMessageVerb function in os/log.c in X.Org X11 1.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an input device name.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-x11-base-xorg-server

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