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USN-6555-1: X.Org X Server vulnerabilities

13 December 2023

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

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Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled XKB
button actions. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the X
Server to crash, execute arbitrary code, or escalate privileges.
(CVE-2023-6377)

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server incorrectly handled
memory when processing the RRChangeOutputProperty and
RRChangeProviderProperty APIs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the X Server to crash, or obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2023-6478)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6555-2: xdmx-tools, xserver-xorg-xmir, xdmx, xserver-xephyr, xmir, xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-dev, xvfb, xorg-server, xwayland, xnest, xserver-xorg-legacy, xserver-common, xorg-server-source
  • USN-6587-5: xdmx-tools, xserver-xorg-xmir, xdmx, xserver-xephyr, xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-dev, xvfb, xorg-server, xnest, xserver-common, xorg-server-source