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CVE-2018-14665

Published: 25 October 2018

A flaw was found in xorg-x11-server before 1.20.3. An incorrect permission check for -modulepath and -logfile options when starting Xorg. X server allows unprivileged users with the ability to log in to the system via physical console to escalate their privileges and run arbitrary code under root privileges.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.6

Status

Package Release Status
xorg
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(code not present)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(code not present)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [code not present])
upstream Not vulnerable

xenial Not vulnerable
(code not present)
xorg-hwe-16.04
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Not vulnerable

xenial Not vulnerable
(code not present)
xorg-server
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.2)
cosmic
Released (2:1.20.1-3ubuntu2.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.11)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Not vulnerable
(2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.8)
xorg-server-hwe-16.04
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.1~16.04.2)
xorg-server-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

xorg-server-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

xorg-server-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

xorg-server-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3~trusty4])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
xorg server is actually the xorg-server package
the xorg package only contains docs
introduced by:
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/032b1d79b7

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