Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libxcursor vulnerability (USN-3729-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111576


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that libxcursor incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libxcursor1 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111576

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3729-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/07

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxcursor1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9262

USN: 3729-1