X.Org X Server: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201405-07

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

Affected Packages

x11-base/xorg-server on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.14.3-r2
Unaffected versions >= 1.14.3-r2

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

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

References

Release Date
May 15, 2014

Latest Revision
May 15, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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