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Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2023 11:36:35 +1000
From: Peter Hutterer <>
Subject: X.Org Security Advisory: Security issue in the X server

X.Org Security Advisory: February 07, 2023

Security issue in the X server

This issue can lead to local privileges elevation on systems
where the X server is running privileged and remote code execution for
ssh X forwarding sessions.

* CVE-2023-0494/ZDI-CAN-19596: X.Org Server DeepCopyPointerClasses

A dangling pointer in DeepCopyPointerClasses can be exploited by
ProcXkbSetDeviceInfo() and ProcXkbGetDeviceInfo() to read/write into
freed memory.

A patch for this issue has been committed to the xorg server git
repository. xorg-server 21.1.7 will be released shortly and will include
this patch.

- commit 0ba6d8c37071131a49790243cdac55392ecf71ec

   Xi: fix potential use-after-free in DeepCopyPointerClasses

   CVE-2023-0494, ZDI-CAN 19596


The vulnerabilities have been discovered by Jan-Niklas Sohn working with
Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.

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