[USN-2436-1] X.Org X server vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-12-11T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2436-1 December 09, 2014

xorg-server, xorg-server-lts-trusty vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in the X.Org X server.

Software Description: - xorg-server: X.Org X11 server - xorg-server-lts-trusty: X.Org X11 server


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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.15 xserver-xorg-core-lts-trusty 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2~precise3

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2436-1 CVE-2014-8091, CVE-2014-8092, CVE-2014-8093, CVE-2014-8094, CVE-2014-8095, CVE-2014-8096, CVE-2014-8097, CVE-2014-8098, CVE-2014-8099, CVE-2014-8100, CVE-2014-8101, CVE-2014-8102, CVE-2014-8103

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.15


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