Debian Security Advisory

DLA-685-1 libxi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
libxi
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 840440.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7945, CVE-2016-7946.
More information:

Tobias Stoeckmann from the OpenBSD project discovered the following vulnerability in libXi, the X11 input extension library:

Insufficient validation of data from the X server can cause out of boundary memory access or endless loops (Denial of Service).

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.6.1-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxi 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