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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-1997

Multiple buffer overflows in libX11 (1.6 RC1) and earlier allow X servers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted length or index values to the (1) XAllocColorCells, (2) _XkbReadGetDeviceInfoReply, (3) _XkbReadGeomShapes, (4) _XkbReadGetGeometryReply, (5) _XkbReadKeySyms, (6) _XkbReadKeyActions, (7) _XkbReadKeyBehaviors, (8) _XkbReadModifierMap, (9) _XkbReadExplicitComponents, (10) _XkbReadVirtualModMap, (11) _XkbReadGetNamesReply, (12) _XkbReadGetMapReply, (13) _XimXGetReadData, (14) XListFonts, (15) XListExtensions, and (16) XGetFontPath functions.
Publish Date : 2013-06-15 Last Update Date : 2013-11-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2693-1 libx11 - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18377 unix
RHSA-2014:1436: X11 client libraries security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26759 unix
RHSA-2014:1436: X11 client libraries security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141436 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1183-1 -- Security update for xorg-x11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25916 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1100-1 -- Security update for xorg-x11-libX11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25667 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1100-2 -- Security update for xorg-x11-libX11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25657 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0893-1 -- Security update for xorg-x11-libX11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26144 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2013-1997

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application X Libx11 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application X Libx11 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
X Libx11 2

- References For CVE-2013-1997 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20130523 Fwd: [ANNOUNCE] X.Org Security Advisory: Protocol handling issues in X Window System client libraries

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-1997

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