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USN-5428-1: libXrandr vulnerabilities

18 May 2022

Several security issues were fixed in libXrandr.




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.