Debian: DSA-2661-1: xorg-server security update

    Date17 Apr 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2661-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    	
    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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