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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