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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-14346): X.Org X Server vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-14346): X.Org X Server vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/25/2020
Created
09/05/2020
Added
09/03/2020
Modified
10/20/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-4488-2:

USN-4488-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in X.Org. This update provides the corresponding update and also the update from USN-4490-1 for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled the input extension protocol. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-14346)

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly initialized memory. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-14347)

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled the XkbSelectEvents function. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-14361)

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled the XRecordRegisterClients function. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-14362)

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled the XkbSetNames function. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-14345)

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-xserver-xorg-core
  • ubuntu-upgrade-xserver-xorg-core-hwe-16-04
  • ubuntu-upgrade-xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18-04

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