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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6587-2
January 22, 2024

xorg-server vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in X.Org X Server.

Software Description:
- xorg-server: X.Org X11 server

Details:

USN-6587-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in X.Org. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
 memory when processing the DeviceFocusEvent and ProcXIQueryPointer APIs. An
 attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the X Server to crash,
 obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-6816)

 Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
 reattaching to a different master device. An attacker could use this issue
 to cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly
 execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-0229)

 Olivier Fourdan and Donn Seeley discovered that the X.Org X Server
 incorrectly labeled GLX PBuffers when used with SELinux. An attacker could
 use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of
 service. (CVE-2024-0408)

 Olivier Fourdan discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
 the curser code when used with SELinux. An attacker could use this issue to
 cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of service.
 (CVE-2024-0409)

 Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
 memory when processing the XISendDeviceHierarchyEvent API. An attacker
 could possibly use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, or execute
 arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-21885)

 Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
 devices being disabled. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
 the X Server to crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-21886)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.15+esm4
  xwayland                        2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.15+esm4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.12+esm9
  xwayland                        2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.12+esm9

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6587-2
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6587-1
  CVE-2023-6816, CVE-2024-0229, CVE-2024-0408, CVE-2024-0409,
  CVE-2024-21885, CVE-2024-21886

Ubuntu 6587-2: X.Org X Server vulnerabilities

January 22, 2024
Several security issues were fixed in X.Org X Server.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) Summary: Several security issues were fixed in X.Org X Server. Software Description: - xorg-server: X.Org X11 server Details: USN-6587-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in X.Org. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Original advisory details: Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled memory when processing the DeviceFocusEvent and ProcXIQueryPointer APIs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-6816) Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled reattaching to a different master device. An attacker could use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-0229) Olivier Fourdan and Donn Seeley discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly labeled GLX PBuffers when used with SELinux. An attacker could use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2024-0408) Olivier Fourdan discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled the curser code when used with SELinux. An attacker could use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2024-0409) Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled memory when processing the XISendDeviceHierarchyEvent API. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-21885) Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled devices being disabled. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the X Server to crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2024-21886)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): xserver-xorg-core 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.15+esm4 xwayland 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.15+esm4 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.12+esm9 xwayland 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.12+esm9 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6587-2

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6587-1

CVE-2023-6816, CVE-2024-0229, CVE-2024-0408, CVE-2024-0409,

CVE-2024-21885, CVE-2024-21886

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6587-2

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