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X.Org X Server: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201405-07 / xorg-server
Release Date May 15, 2014
Latest Revision May 15, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-base/xorg-server < 1.14.3-r2 >= 1.14.3-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #466222, #471098, #487360, #497836

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in X.Org X Server, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information

Background

The X Window System is a graphical windowing system based on a client/server model.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in X.Org X Server. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All X.Org X Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-server-1.14.3-r2"

4.  References



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