CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Feb 9, 2024
CWE ID 788


CVE-2024-0229 is an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability found in the X.Org server. This vulnerability can be triggered when a device that is frozen by a sync grab is reattached to a different master device. The affected product is the X.Org server. The consequences of this vulnerability include application crashes, local privilege escalation (if the server runs with extended privileges), or remote code execution in SSH X11 forwarding environments. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH and a base score of 7.8 according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3.1. It requires low privileges and local access to exploit, but poses a high risk to confidentiality and integrity of affected systems. To remediate this issue, users should update their X.Org server to a patched version provided by the vendor.

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