Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4893-1 xorg-server -- security update

Date Reported:
19 Apr 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-3472.
More information:

Jan-Niklas Sohn discovered that missing input sanitising in the XInput extension of the X server may result in privilege escalation if the X server is running privileged.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.20.4-1+deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your xorg-server packages.

For the detailed security status of xorg-server please refer to its security tracker page at: