USN-4434-1: LibVNCServer vulnerabilities

23 July 2020

Several security issues were fixed in LibVNCServer.

Releases

Packages

  • libvncserver - vnc server library

Details

Ramin Farajpour Cami discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled
certain malformed unix socket names. A remote attacker could exploit this
with a crafted socket name, leading to a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-20839)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer did not properly access byte-aligned
data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
LibVNCServer to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-20840)

Christian Beier discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled anonymous
TLS connections. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
LibVNCServer to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14396)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled region clipping. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause LibVNCServer to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-14397)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer did not properly reset incorrectly
terminated TCP connections. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2020-14398)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer did not properly access byte-aligned
data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
LibVNCServer to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-14399,
CVE-2020-14400)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled screen scaling on
the server side. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
LibVNCServer to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-14401)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled encodings. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause LibVNCServer to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-14402, CVE-2020-14403, CVE-2020-14404)

It was discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled TextChat messages.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause LibVNCServer to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-14405)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to restart LibVNCServer
applications to make all the necessary changes.

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