DSA 2661-1: xorg-server security update
Posted on: 04/18/2013 12:08 PM

A xorg-server security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2661-1: xorg-server security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2661-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
April 17, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xorg-server
Vulnerability : information disclosure
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1940

David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat discovered that xorg-server,
the Xorg 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.

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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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