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Debian: CVE-2016-7942: libx11 -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-7942: libx11 -- security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/31/2017
Modified
11/08/2023

Description

The XGetImage function in X.org libX11 before 1.6.4 might allow remote X servers to gain privileges via vectors involving image type and geometry, which triggers out-of-bounds read operations.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-libx11

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