Debian Security Advisory
DLA-684-1 libx11 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 26 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 840439.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7942, CVE-2016-7943.
- More information:
Tobias Stoeckmann from the OpenBSD project discovered the following vulnerability in libX11, the X11 client-side library:
Insufficient validation of data from the X server can cause out of boundary memory read (XGetImage()) or write (XListFonts()).
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.5.0-1+deb7u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your libx11 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS