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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4656-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4656-1
Posted Dec 1, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4656-1 - Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server XKB extension incorrectly handled certain inputs. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-14360
MD5 | 93853767d560545b7dd82c968276953f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4656-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4656-1
December 01, 2020

xorg-server, xorg-server-hwe-16.04, xorg-server-hwe-18.04 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in X.Org X Server.

Software Description:
- xorg-server: X.Org X11 server
- xorg-server-hwe-18.04: X.Org X11 server
- xorg-server-hwe-16.04: X.Org X11 server

Details:

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that the X.Org X Server XKB extension
incorrectly handled certain inputs. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.10:
xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.9-2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.6

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
xserver-xorg-core 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.8
xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04 2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.11
xserver-xorg-core-hwe-16.04 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.1~16.04.5

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4656-1
CVE-2020-14360, CVE-2020-25712

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.9-2ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.8

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server-hwe-18.04/2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.2~18.04.4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.11

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server-hwe-16.04/2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.1~16.04.5
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