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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.702661
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 2661-1 (xorg-server - information disclosure)
Summary:David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat discovered that xorg-server,;the X.Org X server was vulnerable to an information disclosure flaw;related to input handling and devices hotplug.;;When an X server is running but not on front (for example because of a VT;switch), a newly plugged input device would still be recognized and;handled by the X server, which would actually transmit input events to;its clients on the background.;;This could allow an attacker to recover some input events not intended;for the X clients, including sensitive information.
Description:Summary:
David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat discovered that xorg-server,
the X.Org X server was vulnerable to an information disclosure flaw
related to input handling and devices hotplug.

When an X server is running but not on front (for example because of a VT
switch), a newly plugged input device would still be recognized and
handled by the X server, which would actually transmit input events to
its clients on the background.

This could allow an attacker to recover some input events not intended
for the X clients, including sensitive information.

Affected Software/OS:
xorg-server on Debian Linux

Solution:
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.7.7-16.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.12.4-6.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.12.4-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your xorg-server packages.

CVSS Score:
2.1

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-1940
Debian Security Information: DSA-2661 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2661
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2013-April/104089.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2013-April/102391.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/18/3
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0878 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-06/msg00015.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1803-1
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