Linux Security
Linux Security
Linux Security

Debian: DSA-3224-1: libx11 security update

Date 12 Apr 2015
224
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.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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/

Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisories

LinuxSecurity Poll

How frequently do you patch/update your system?

No answer selected. Please try again.
Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
/main-polls/52-how-frequently-do-you-patch-update-your-system?task=poll.vote&format=json
52
radio
[{"id":"179","title":"As soon as patches\/updates are released - I track advisories for my distro(s) diligently","votes":"43","type":"x","order":"1","pct":84.31,"resources":[]},{"id":"180","title":"Every so often, when I think of it","votes":"4","type":"x","order":"2","pct":7.84,"resources":[]},{"id":"181","title":"Hardly ever","votes":"4","type":"x","order":"3","pct":7.84,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350

Please vote first in order to view vote results.

VOTE ON THE POLL PAGE


VIEW MORE POLLS

bottom 200

Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.