GLSA-201801-04 : LibXcursor: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105630
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-04 (LibXcursor: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
It was discovered that libXcursor is prone to several heap overflows when parsing malicious files.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted cursor file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll LibXcursor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXcursor-1.1.15'