Ubuntu 5193-1: X.Org X Server vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com

Advisories

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5193-1
December 14, 2021

xorg-server, xorg-server-hwe-18.04, xwayland vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.10
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- xorg-server: X.Org X11 server
- xwayland: Xwayland X server
- xorg-server-hwe-18.04: X.Org X11 server

Details:

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
certain inputs. An attacker could use this issue to cause the server to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code and escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.10:
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1.1
  xwayland                        2:21.1.2-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 21.04:
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.20.11-1ubuntu1.2
  xwayland                        2:21.1.1-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1~20.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  xserver-xorg-core               2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.10
  xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04     2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.6

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5193-1
  CVE-2021-4008, CVE-2021-4009, CVE-2021-4010, CVE-2021-4011

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xwayland/2:21.1.2-0ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.11-1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xwayland/2:21.1.1-0ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1~20.04.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.10

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server-hwe-18.04/2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.6

Ubuntu 5193-1: X.Org X Server vulnerabilities

December 14, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 21.10 - Ubuntu 21.04 - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in X.Org X Server. Software Description: - xorg-server: X.Org X11 server - xwayland: Xwayland X server - xorg-server-hwe-18.04: X.Org X11 server Details: Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code and escalate privileges.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 21.10: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1.1 xwayland 2:21.1.2-0ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 21.04: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.11-1ubuntu1.2 xwayland 2:21.1.1-0ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1~20.04.2 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.10 xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04 2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.6 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5193-1

CVE-2021-4008, CVE-2021-4009, CVE-2021-4010, CVE-2021-4011

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5193-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xwayland/2:21.1.2-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.11-1ubuntu1.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xwayland/2:21.1.1-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1~20.04.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.10 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server-hwe-18.04/2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.6

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