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Bug #9596: xorg-server: Incorrect permission check in Xorg X server allows for privilege escalation (CVE-2018-14665)

[3.8] xorg-server: Incorrect permission check in Xorg X server allows for privilege escalation (CVE-2018-14665)

Added by Alicha CH 8 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Security
Target version:
Start date:
10/29/2018
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Affected versions:
Security IDs:

Description

A flaw was found in xorg-x11-server before 1.20.3. An incorrect permission check for -modulepath and -logfile options when
starting Xorg. X server allows unprivileged users with the ability to log in to the system via physical console to escalate their
privileges and run arbitrary code under root privileges.

Fixed In Version:

xorg-server 1.20.3

References:

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14665
https://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=154047832307726&w=2

Patch:

Introduced by: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/032b1d79b7d04d47814a5b3a9fdd162249fea74c (1.19.0)
Fixed by: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/50c0cf885a6e91c0ea71fb49fa8f1b7c86fe330e

Associated revisions

Revision 9ab20867 (diff)
Added by Natanael Copa 8 months ago

main/xorg-server: security fix (CVE-2018-14665)

fixes #9598

History

#1 Updated by Natanael Copa 8 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#2 Updated by Alicha CH 8 months ago

  • Project changed from Alpine Security to Alpine Linux
  • Category set to Security
  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Security IDs deleted (CVE-2018-14665)

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