USN-2365-1: LibVNCServer vulnerabilities

29 September 2014

libvncserver vulnerabilities

Packages

  • libvncserver - vnc server library

Details

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled memory when
being advertised large screen sizes by the server. If a user were tricked
into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could use this issue to
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-6051, CVE-2014-6052)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled large
ClientCutText messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a
server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-6053)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled zero scaling
factor values. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a server to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-6054)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled memory in the
file transfer feature. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a
server to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6055)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.