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USN-4487-1: libx11 vulnerabilities

2 September 2020

Several security issues were fixed in libx11.

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Todd Carson discovered that libx11 incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate
privileges. (CVE-2020-14344)

Jayden Rivers discovered that libx11 incorrectly handled locales. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.
(CVE-2020-14363)

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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 reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4487-2: libx11, libx11-xcb1, libx11-6-udeb, libx11-xcb-dev, libx11-data, libx11-doc, libx11-dev, libx11-6