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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   X Vendors:   X.org
X xkb Cache File Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029261
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029261
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1056   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 29 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): X Server 1.13.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in X. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

Some non-root X.Org X servers (e.g., Xephyr) do not properly use cached xkb files. A local user can exploit this flaw to cause an xkb cache file to be loaded by another user and result in denial of service conditions.

Impact:   A local user can cause unspecified denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has reportedly issued a source code fix.
Vendor URL:  x.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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