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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5958

Original release date: 01/18/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a filename argument in the -sp option to the X program, which produces different error messages depending on whether the filename exists.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080130 rPSA-2008-0032-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3000
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0179
External Source: BID
Name: 27356
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1466
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0029
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-084.htm
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:025
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0760
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.2] 20080208 006: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 230901
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 103205
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.1] 20080208 012: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-07
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1970
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-xsp-information-disclosure(39769)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:003
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0831
External Source: MLIST
Name: [xorg] 20080117 X.Org security advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in the X server
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-571-1
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT080083
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5152
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200801-09
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:021
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0030
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019232
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:023
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0184
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0031
External Source: BID
Name: 27336
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0497
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-05
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10991
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204362
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:008
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:022
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5393
Type: Tool Signature

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10991
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5393
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:x.org:xserver:1.4 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)