Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

USN-2436-2: X.Org X server vulnerabilities

Back to Search

USN-2436-2: X.Org X server vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/09/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/11/2014
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

USN-2436-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the X.Org X server. Since publication,additional fixes have been made available for these issues. This updateadds the additional fixes. Original advisory details: Ilja van Sprundel discovered a multitude of security issues in the X.Org X server. An attacker able to connect to an X server, either locally or remotely, could use these issues to cause the X server to crash or execute arbitrary code resulting in possible privilege escalation. The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version: To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to makeall the necessary changes. LP: 1400942

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-xserver-xorg-core
  • ubuntu-upgrade-xserver-xorg-core-lts-trusty

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

;