Ubuntu 3729-1: libxcursor vulnerability

    Date06 Aug 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    2508
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    libxcursor could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3729-1
    August 06, 2018
    
    libxcursor vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libxcursor could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libxcursor: X11 cursor management library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libxcursor incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libxcursor1                     1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libxcursor1                     1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.14.04.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3729-1
      CVE-2015-9262
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.14.04.2
    
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