Debian Security Advisory

DLA-671-1 libxvmc -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7953.
More information:
  • CVE-2016-7953

    If an empty string is received from an x-server, do not underrun the buffer by accessing "rep.nameLen - 1" unconditionally, which could end up being -1.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.0.7-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxvmc packages.

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