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
Upstream Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [code not present])
xorg-hwe-16.04
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

xorg-server
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.8)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.11)
Patches:
Upstream: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/50c0cf885a6e91c0ea71fb49fa8f1b7c86fe330e
xorg-server-hwe-16.04
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.1~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

xorg-server-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
xorg-server-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
xorg-server-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [reached end-of-life])
xorg-server-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3~trusty4])

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

References