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950438: CVE-2013-1940 xorg-x11-server: Information disclosure due enabling events from hot-plug devices despite input from the device being momentarily disabled

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

X.Org X server before 1.13.4 and 1.4.x before 1.14.1 does not properly restrict access to input events when adding a new hot-plug device, which might allow physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information, as demonstrated by reading passwords from a tty.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1940 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2013:1620 2013-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 xorg-x11-server Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xorg-x11-server Not affected


This issue was found by David Airlie and Peter Hutterer of Red Hat.

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