Debian: DSA-4920-1: libx11 security update

Advisories


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4920-1                   [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
May 24, 2021                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libx11
CVE ID         : CVE-2021-31535
Debian Bug     : 988737

Roman Fiedler reported that missing length validation in various
functions provided by libx11, the X11 client-side library, allow
to inject X11 protocol commands on X clients, leading to
authentication bypass, denial of service or potentially the
execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.6.7-1+deb10u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libx11 packages.

For the detailed security status of libx11 please refer to its security
tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libx11

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: DSA-4920-1: libx11 security update

May 24, 2021

Summary

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.6.7-1+deb10u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libx11 packages.

For the detailed security status of libx11 please refer to its security
tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libx11

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]

Severity
Roman Fiedler reported that missing length validation in various
functions provided by libx11, the X11 client-side library, allow
to inject X11 protocol commands on X clients, leading to
authentication bypass, denial of service or potentially the
execution of arbitrary code.

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