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CVE-2016-7943 Detail

Current Description

The XListFonts function in X.org libX11 before 1.6.4 might allow remote X servers to gain privileges via vectors involving length fields, which trigger out-of-bounds write operations.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/04/2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/04/4 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93362 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036945 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=8c29f1607a31dac0911e45a0dd3d74173822b3c9 Issue Tracking Patch
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GMCVDXMFPXR7QGMKDG22WPPJCXH2X3L7/ Third Party Advisory
https://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-announce/2016-October/002720.html Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201704-03
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3758-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3758-2/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:x.org:libx11
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Up to (including)
1.6.3


Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7943
NVD Published Date:
12/13/2016
NVD Last Modified:
09/13/2018