X. Org input device Format String Vulnerability

Source: Internet
Author: User

Release date:
Updated on: 2012-04-19

Affected Systems:
Bugtraq id: 53150

X. Org is the open-source implementation of X Window System by X. Org Foundation.

X. org build missing-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE = 2. When an input device with a malicious name is added, its logging subsystem has a local format string vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

<* Source: Kees Cook (kees@ubuntu.com)

Link: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q2/110

Vendor patch:

Currently, the vendor does not provide patches or upgrade programs. We recommend that users who use the software follow the vendor's homepage to obtain the latest version:


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