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CVE-2018-14665 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in xorg-x11-server before 1.20.3. An incorrect permission check for -modulepath and -logfile options when starting Xorg. X server allows unprivileged users with the ability to log in to the system via physical console to escalate their privileges and run arbitrary code under root privileges.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 0.7


Attack Vector (AV): Physical
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105741 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041948 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3410 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-14665 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/50c0cf885a6e91c0ea71fb49fa8f1b7c86fe330e Patch Third Party Advisory
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/8a59e3b7dbb30532a7c3769c555e00d7c4301170 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-announce/2018-October/002927.html Mitigation Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201810-09 Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3802-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4328 Third Party Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45697/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45742/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45832/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45908/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45922/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45938/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/46142/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.securepatterns.com/2018/10/cve-2018-14665-xorg-x-server.html Exploit Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:x.org:xorg-server
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Up to (excluding)
1.20.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10
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Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-14665
NVD Published Date:
10/25/2018
NVD Last Modified:
01/24/2019