Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4059-1 libxcursor -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Dec 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 883792.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16612.
- More information:
It was discovered that libXcursor, a X cursor management library, is prone to several heap overflows when parsing malicious files. An attacker can take advantage of these flaws for arbitrary code execution, if a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted cursor file.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.1.14-1+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.1.14-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxcursor packages.
For the detailed security status of libxcursor please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxcursor