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    Debian: DSA-3224-1: libx11 security update

    Date 12 Apr 2015
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow in the MakeBigReq macro provided by libx11, which could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3224-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    April 12, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libx11
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-7439
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow in the MakeBigReq macro
    provided by libx11, which could result in denial of service or the
    execution of arbitrary code.
    
    Several other xorg packages (e.g. libxrender) will be recompiled against
    the fixed package after the release of this update. For detailed
    information on the status of recompiled packages please refer to the
    Debian Security Tracker at
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2013-7439
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2:1.5.0-1+deb7u2.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
    fixed in version 2:1.6.0-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2:1.6.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libx11 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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