USN-1870-1: libxxf86vm vulnerability

5 June 2013

libxxf86vm vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in libxxf86vm.

Software Description

  • libxxf86vm - X11 XFree86 video mode extension library


Ilja van Sprundel discovered multiple security issues in various 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
libxxf86vm1 - 1:1.1.2-1ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
libxxf86vm1 - 1:1.1.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libxxf86vm1 - 1:1.1.1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libxxf86vm1 - 1:1.1.0-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.