[v2.3] Vulnerability in xorg-server allows local information disclosure
David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat discovered that
the Xorg X server was vulnerable to an information disclosure flaw
related to input handling and devices hotplug.
When an X server is running but not on front (for example because of a
switch), a newly plugged input device would still be recognized and
handled by the X server, which would actually transmit input events to
its clients on the background.
This could allow an attacker to recover some input events not intended
for the X clients, including sensitive information.
(from redmine: issue id 1796, created on 2013-04-19, closed on 2013-05-03)
- parent #1793 (closed)
- Revision fabe2194 by Natanael Copa on 2013-04-25T14:11:02Z:
main/xorg-server: security fix (CVE-2013-1940) fixes #1796