Debian Security Advisory
DLA-686-1 libxtst -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 26 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 840444.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7951, CVE-2016-7952.
- More information:
Tobias Stoeckmann from the OpenBSD project discovered the following vulnerability in libXtst, the X Record extension:
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 2:1.2.1-1+deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxtst 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