USN-4487-2: libx11 vulnerabilities

08 September 2020

Several security issues were fixed in libx11.

Releases

Packages

  • libx11 - None

Details

USN-4487-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in libx11. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.

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