X.org Server xkb/xkb.c ProcXkbGetKbdByName memory leak

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in X.org Server (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is the function ProcXkbGetKbdByName of the file xkb/xkb.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory leak vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-401. The product does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/17/2022. The advisory is shared for download at cgit.freedesktop.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2022-3551. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at cgit.freedesktop.org.





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Class: Memory leak
CWE: CWE-401 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Status: Not defined

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Patch: cgit.freedesktop.org


10/17/2022 🔍
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Vendor: x.org

Advisory: cgit.freedesktop.org
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-3551 (🔍)


Created: 10/17/2022 02:32 PM
Updated: 11/09/2022 06:22 PM
Changes: 10/17/2022 02:32 PM (39), 11/09/2022 06:15 PM (2), 11/09/2022 06:22 PM (21)
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