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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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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/154942/Xorg-X11-Server-SUID-modulepath-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/155276/Xorg-X11-Server-Local-Privilege-Escalation.html
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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-863 Incorrect Authorization NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:x.org:xorg-server
     Show Matching CPE(s)
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
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04::~~lts~~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10
     Show Matching CPE(s)

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:
10/22/2019