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USN-5428-1: libXrandr vulnerabilities

18 May 2022

Several security issues were fixed in libXrandr.

Releases

Packages

Details

Tobias Stoeckmann discovered that libXrandr incorrectly handled certain
responses. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-7947, CVE-2016-7948)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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