Debian: DSA-3753-1: libvncserver security update

    Date05 Jan 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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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