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.

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