Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update for xorg-x11-server



Published: 2020-12-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE ID CVE-2020-14347
CVE-2020-14360
CVE-2020-25712
CWE ID CWE-665
CWE-125
CWE-122
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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xorg-x11-server (Red Hat package)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
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Security Advisory

1) Improper Initialization

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 4.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14347

CWE-ID: CWE-665 - Improper Initialization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local authenticated user to gain access to sensitive information.

A flaw was found in the way xserver memory was not properly initialized. This could leak parts of server memory to the X client. In cases where Xorg server runs with elevated privileges, this could result in possible ASLR bypass. Xorg-server before version 1.20.9 is vulnerable.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

xorg-x11-server (Red Hat package): 1.20.4-12.el7_9

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5408

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Out-of-bounds read

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 3.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14360

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing XkbSetMap requests. A local user can trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

xorg-x11-server (Red Hat package): 1.20.4-12.el7_9

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5408

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Heap-based buffer overflow

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25712

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within XkbSetDeviceInfo functionality. A local user can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

xorg-x11-server (Red Hat package): 1.20.4-12.el7_9

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5408

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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