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Debian: DSA-3753-1: libvncserver security update

Date 05 Jan 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that libvncserver, a collection of libraries used to implement VNC/RFB clients and servers, incorrectly processed incoming network packets. This resulted in several heap-based buffer overflows, allowing a rogue server to either cause a DoS by crashing the client,

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3753-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
January 05, 2017                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libvncserver
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-9941 CVE-2016-9942
Debian Bug     : 850007 850008

It was discovered that libvncserver, a collection of libraries used to
implement VNC/RFB clients and servers, incorrectly processed incoming
network packets. This resulted in several heap-based buffer overflows,
allowing a rogue server to either cause a DoS by crashing the client,
or potentially execute arbitrary code on the client side.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.9+dfsg2-6.1+deb8u2.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these
problems have been fixed in version 0.9.11+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libvncserver 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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