Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1201-1 libxcursor -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Dec 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 883792.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16612.
- More information:
It was discovered that libXcursor, a X cursor management library, is prone to several heap overflows when parsing malicious files. An attacker can take advantage of these flaws for arbitrary code execution, if a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted cursor file.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.1.13-1+deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxcursor packages.
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