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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1940

Original release date: 05/13/2013
Last revised: 06/20/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

X.Org X server before 1.13.4 and 1.4.x before 1.14.1 does not properly restrict access to input events when adding a new hot-plug device, which might allow physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information, as demonstrated by reading passwords from a tty.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Per http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1803-1/ "A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 12.10 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu 11.10 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS"

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1803-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63353
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5928
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130418 Xorg-x11-server: Information disclosure due enabling events from hot-plug devices despite input from the device being momentarily disabled
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2661
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5883
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0878

Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)