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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3501-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3501-1
Posted Nov 29, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3501-1 - It was discovered that libxcursor incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could use these issues to cause libxcursor to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-16612
MD5 | dcb5463838fcb70c44bb92e443ba7eea

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3501-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3501-1
November 29, 2017

libxcursor vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- 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 use these issues to cause libxcursor to crash, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
libxcursor1 1:1.1.14-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 17.04:
libxcursor1 1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libxcursor1 1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libxcursor1 1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.14.04.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3501-1
CVE-2017-16612

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-3ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.17.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxcursor/1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.14.04.1



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