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
We recommend that you upgrade your libxcursor packages.
For the detailed security status of libxcursor please refer to its
security tracker page at:
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: [email protected]
Debian Security Advisory DSA-4059-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 08, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq