Bug 2140698 (CVE-2022-3550) - CVE-2022-3550 xorg-x11-server: buffer overflow in _GetCountedString() in xkb/xkb.c
Summary: CVE-2022-3550 xorg-x11-server: buffer overflow in _GetCountedString() in xkb/...
Alias: CVE-2022-3550
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 2140766 2140767 2140768 2140769 2140699 2140700 2140765
Blocks: 2135594
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-11-07 16:47 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2022-12-07 07:33 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the xorg-x11-server package. A buffer overflow can occur in the _GetCountedString function in xkb/xkb.c due to improper input validation, allowing for possible escalation of privileges, execution of arbitrary code, or a denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2022-12-07 07:33:06 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2022:8491 0 None None None 2022-11-16 10:12:24 UTC

Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-11-07 16:47:32 UTC
A vulnerability classified as critical was found in X.org Server. Affected by this vulnerability is the function _GetCountedString of the file xkb/xkb.c. The manipulation leads to buffer overflow. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The associated identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-211051.


Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-11-07 16:47:54 UTC
Created xorg-x11-server tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2140699]

Created xorg-x11-server-Xwayland tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2140700]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2022-11-16 10:12:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2022:8491 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:8491

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-12-07 07:33:05 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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