LibXcursor: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201801-04

A vulnerability in LibXcursor might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

x11-libs/libXcursor on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.15
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.15

Background

X.Org X11 libXcursor runtime library.

Description

It was discovered that libXcursor is prone to several heap overflows when parsing malicious files.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted cursor file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All LibXcursor users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXcursor-1.1.15"
 

References

Release Date
January 07, 2018

Latest Revision
January 07, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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