Bug 960345 (CVE-2013-1997)

Summary: CVE-2013-1997 libX11: Multiple Array Index error leading to heap-based OOB write
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: jlieskov, jrusnack, kem, peter.hutterer, security-response-team
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Reopened, Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: libX11 (1.6 RC2) Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-16 06:17:25 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 966680, 1078019    
Bug Blocks: 959130, 1101912    

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-05-07 05:08:40 UTC
Multiple Array index errors leading to heap-based buffer OOB write flaws were found in the libX11, Core X11 protocol client library. When a X client is connected to a malcicious X server , (modified to return invalid values), it can cause arbirary code execution with the privileges of the user running the X client.

      Affected functions:  XAllocColorCells(), _XkbReadGetDeviceInfoReply(),
          _XkbReadGeomShapes(), _XkbReadGetGeometryReply(), _XkbReadKeySyms(),
          _XkbReadKeyActions(), _XkbReadKeyBehaviors(), _XkbReadModifierMap(),
          _XkbReadExplicitComponents(), _XkbReadVirtualModMap(),
          _XkbReadGetNamesReply(), _XkbReadGetMapReply(), _XimXGetReadData(),
          XListFonts(), XListExtensions()

Comment 17 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-23 15:50:01 UTC
Public via:

Comment 18 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-23 16:29:49 UTC
Upstream patches:
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=cddc4e7e3cb4b9b7ad25f8591971a86901c249f2 [1/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=f293659d5a4024bda386305bb7ebeb4647c40934 [2/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=bff938b9fe1629cbacb726509edfa2a3840b7207 [3/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=59ae16a00d18588e98af57d26e442af8ea42b7aa [4/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=fd7d4956bc7a1c4b5c38661b12777ebee4d685d9 [5/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=00626c3830b869259098985afa38933d77ccec72 [6/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=06c086e8a1d8374ea9a95ff989f053c96bb1bdca [7/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=e56a2ada719c5cfac5ed61a52a80ade86c0f5957 [8/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=4d7c422a37eb9617fb22f8e37527c2b34b105665 [9/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=2df882eeb3a70256170127a746a9ba26376599a1 [10/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=de2e6c322c4aca22856b380f67f8e488e7510015 [11/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=b9ba832401734e1cbd30a930c0d11d850293f3f9 [12/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=0c404db6a92dc2c198328bf586c02d8abbe02013 [13/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=8d5936594993921acdfec778dd8f41b555e2543a [14/15]
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libX11/commit/?id=db1b1c871da29aa0545182bf888df81627f165a5 [15/15]

Comment 19 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-23 16:32:31 UTC
These issues affect the versions of the libX11 package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and 18. Please schedule an update.

Comment 20 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-23 16:38:43 UTC
Created libX11 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 966680]

Comment 21 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-23 17:01:43 UTC
External References:


Comment 22 Fedora Update System 2013-05-27 03:27:14 UTC
libX11- has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 23 Fedora Update System 2013-05-28 01:02:50 UTC
libX11- has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 24 Peter Hutterer 2013-05-28 03:03:52 UTC
All packages in stable, closing.

Comment 26 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-06-05 03:36:59 UTC
This issue affects the version of libX11 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Comment 27 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-06-05 03:48:40 UTC

This issue affects the libX11 package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

Comment 29 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 05:05:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:1436 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1436.html