[ GLSA 201811-01 ] X.Org X11 library: Multiple vulnerabilities


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Subject: [ GLSA 201811-01 ] X.Org X11 library: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201811-01
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: X.Org X11 library: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 09, 2018
Bugs: #664184
ID: 201811-01

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Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in X.Org X11 library, the
worst of which could allow for remote code execution.

Background

X.Org is an implementation of the X Window System. The X.Org X11
library provides the X11 protocol library files.

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/libX11 1.6.6

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in X.Org X11 library.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server,
could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All X.Org X11 library users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>x11-libs/libX11-1.6.6″

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-14598
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14598
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-14599
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14599
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-14600
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14600

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-01

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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