Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : libxcursor vulnerability (USN-1856-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66820


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


Ilja van Sprundel discovered multiple security issues in various X.org libraries and components. An attacker could use these issues to cause applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66820

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1856-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/06/06

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxcursor1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2003

BID: 60121

OSVDB: 93654

USN: 1856-1