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USN-6408-1: libXpm vulnerabilities

3 October 2023

Several security issues were fixed in libXpm.

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Yair Mizrahi discovered that libXpm incorrectly handled certain malformed
XPM image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
XPM image file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to consume
memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2023-43786)

Yair Mizrahi discovered that libXpm incorrectly handled certain malformed
XPM image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
XPM image file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libXpm to
crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2023-43787)

Alan Coopersmith discovered that libXpm incorrectly handled certain
malformed XPM image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted XPM image file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause libXpm to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2023-43788,
CVE-2023-43789)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6407-1: libx11-6, libx11-dev, libx11, libx11-xcb1, libx11-data, libx11-doc, libx11-xcb-dev
  • USN-6407-2: libx11-6, libx11-dev, libx11, libx11-xcb1, libx11-data, libx11-doc, libx11-xcb-dev
  • USN-6408-2: libxpm-dev, libxpm4, xpmutils, libxpm