CVE Database

CVE-2013-1940

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-04-17
Bugzilla: 950438: CVE-2013-1940 xorg-x11-server: Information disclosure due enabling events from hot-plug devices despite input from the device being momentarily disabled

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 6 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2013:1620 November 20, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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