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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
7 August 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-9262
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running libxcursor check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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USN-3729-1: libxcursor vulnerability
6 August 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libxcursor could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
libxcursor - X11 cursor management library
It was discovered that libxcursor incorrectly handled certain files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libxcursor1 - 1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libxcursor1 - 1:1.1.14-1ubuntu0.14.04.2
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.
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