Debian DSA-2676-1 : libxfixes - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66560
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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ilja van Sprundel of IOActive discovered several security issues in multiple components of the graphics stack and the related libraries: Various integer overflows, sign handling errors in integer conversions, buffer overflows, memory corruption and missing input sanitising may lead to privilege escalation or denial of service.


Upgrade the libxfixes packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:4.0.5-1+squeeze1.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.0-4+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66560

File Name: debian_DSA-2676.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfixes, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1983

DSA: 2676