USN-1857-1: libxext vulnerability

05 June 2013

Several security issues were fixed in libxext.

Releases

Packages

  • libxext - X11 miscellaneous extensions library

Details

Ilja van Sprundel discovered multiple security issues in various X.org
libraries and components. An attacker could use these issues to cause
applications 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 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.

References